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Auction 189, Lot 374

"Orcadum et Schetlandiae Insularum Accuratissima Descriptio", Hondius, Henricus

Subject: Orkney & Shetland Islands, Scotland

Period: 1636 (published)

Publication: Newer Atlas

Color: Hand Color

19.3 x 14.8 inches
49 x 37.6 cm
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This scarce map of Scotland's northern archipelagos presents the Orkney Islands at left and the Shetland Islands at right. The seas are filled with fishing boats and sailings ships and fish stringers are suspended from the title cartouche attesting to the rich fishing grounds of the region. A note near the distance scale cartouche notes that the Dutch annual herring harvest supplies all of Europe. The map is further adorned with the royal coat of arms of Scotland. German text on verso.

References: Van der Krogt (Vol. I) #5890:1.1.

Condition: A

A dark impression with full contemporary color on a watermarked sheet with one small stain at bottom center.

Estimate: $400 - $500

Sold for: $300

Closed on 9/14/2022