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Auction 188, Lot 359

"Anglia Scotia et Hibernia", Mercator/Hondius

Subject: Britain

Period: 1609 (published)

Publication: Atlas Minor

Color: Hand Color

7.1 x 5.3 inches
18 x 13.5 cm
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Handsome miniature map of the British Isles showing the major cities. The sea is fully engraved and augmented with calligraphy in Mercator's elegant style. Strapwork title and distance scale cartouches. German text on verso. This example is accompanied by a sheet of text on Britain.

References: Shirley (BI to 1650) #311; Van der Krogt (Vol. III) #5000:351.

Condition: B+

A nice impression with contemporary color on a lightly toned sheet with marginal soiling.

Estimate: $150 - $180

Sold for: $75

Closed on 6/22/2022