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Auction 191, Lot 486

"[Lot of 2] Ultonia Conatia et Media [and] Hiberniae v. Tabula", Mercator/Hondius

Subject: Ireland

Period: 1609 (published)

Publication: Atlas Minor

Color: Hand Color

7.3 x 5.3 inches
18.5 x 13.5 cm
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This handsome pair of matching maps make up the whole of Ireland. They are beautifully engraved both in the sea and the interior with topographical and political detail. Each has a strapwork title and distance scale cartouche. German text on verso. The maps are accompanied by 6 sheets of text on Ireland.

References: Law, p. 29; Van der Krogt (Vol. III) #5901:351 & #5902:351.

Condition: B+

Nice impressions with contemporary color on lightly toned sheets with light dampstains. A chip in the bottom left corner of the southern sheet has been reattached with archival tape.

Estimate: $140 - $170

Sold for: $100

Closed on 2/8/2023