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Auction 185, Lot 455

"Westmorland, Castria, Cestria Etc.", Mercator/Hondius

Subject: Northern England & Wales

Period: 1621 (published)

Publication: Atlas Minor

Color: Hand Color

7.1 x 5.3 inches
18 x 13.5 cm
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This is a reduced version of Mercator's map of northwestern England and northern Wales with the Isle of Man. It also covers the east coast of Ireland. It is adorned with strapwork title and scale cartouches, a ship and a fierce sea monster. Latin text on verso.

References: Van der Krogt (Vol. III) #5111:351.

Condition: B+

A dark impression with light toning and a small paper flaw in the Irish Sea.

Estimate: $100 - $130

Sold for: $160

Closed on 11/17/2021