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Auction 188, Lot 390

"Irlandiae Regnum", Mercator, Gerard

Subject: Ireland

Period: 1595 (circa)

Publication: Atlas sive Cosmographicae Meditationes...

Color: Hand Color

16.3 x 13 inches
41.4 x 33 cm
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Very lovely, decorative map of Ireland oriented with north to the right. The map notes the four provinces of Leinster, Munster, Ulster, and Connacht, as well as many counties, cities, and towns, including Dublyn. The map features a stipple-engraved sea, Mercator's distinctive calligraphy, and a decorative, banner-style cartouche. Latin text on verso, published between 1595-1602.

References: Law, pp.19-20; Van der Krogt (Vol. I) #5900:1A.1.

Condition: B+

A nice impression on watermarked paper with an archivally repaired 3" centerfold separation at center and a pair of small wormtracks in the image at top.

Estimate: $475 - $600

Sold for: $550

Closed on 6/22/2022