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Auction 185, Lot 461

"Hibernia Regnum Vulgo Ireland", Jansson, Jan

Subject: Ireland

Period: 1646 (published)

Publication: Atlas Novus

Color: Hand Color

19.7 x 15.2 inches
50 x 38.6 cm
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One of the most beautiful maps of Ireland, this was based on Speed's map and is geographically nearly identical. The map has finely engraved detail of the provinces of Leinster, Ulster, Connaght and Munster filled with counties, towns and charming pictorial topography. The upper and lower portions of Lough Erne in Ulster are oddly shaped, with a note between them relating, "At this place ly the landes, of O Darra, O Harna, O Harra Boy, O Harra Neirogh, the 2 McDonnoghes with other Erecholders." The map is adorned with the crest of Britain, and below that, the cartouche is topped with the crest of Ireland; the scale of miles is supported by two aquatic putti. Latin text on verso.

References: Van der Krogt (Vol. I) #5900:1B.

Condition: B

Full contemporary color with toning and offsetting. Chips in the bottom blank margin have been repaired with old paper on recto.

Estimate: $400 - $475

Sold for: $425

Closed on 11/17/2021