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   M-13193 - Map of the British Isles, c. 1623 - Mercator-Hondius


 

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M-13193: (Image: 13 x 16 ¼ ’’) “ANGLIA, SCOTIA et HIBERNIA” Gerard Mercator/Jodocus Hondius, Amsterdam, c. 1623. Fine engraved map with later hand-coloring. Verso text Latin. Ref: Shirley Early Printed Maps of the British Isles…#180; Moorland & Banister p. 209; Van der Krogt #5000: 1A. Centerfold separation at bottom archivally closed.

This landmark and highly decorative map by Mercator first appeared in Part 3 of his atlas published in Duisburg in1595. In 1604 the plates were sold to Jodocus Hondius and the map was issued, without change, in the Mercator-Hondius Atlases published in Amsterdam until 1630.

The map depicts England, Scotland and Ireland. Topographical features are shown and cities, towns, islands, mountains, and water routes are identified. Counties are named in the tables to the right and left.

Gerard Mercator is considered the “greatest name in geographical science after Ptolemy” and produced the most accurate and current maps of his day. He was the first to choose “Atlas” as the name for a collection of maps. Unlike many of his contemporaries, Mercator’s maps were mostly original work - drawn and engraved by him. This handsome map reflects Mercator’s abilities, in beautiful Renaissance style, as both artist and scientist. (REF: Tooley Maps & Map-Makers).

Inventory Number: M-13193

Dealer  

Charles Edwin Puckett
Contact   Charles or Teresa Puckett Phone: 330-668-0032
Period: 17th Century (1601-1700)
Date: c. 1623
Origin: Published in Amsterdam
Condition: Centerfold separation at bottom archivally closed.
Measurements: Image: 13 x 16 ¼ ’’
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Web-site: http://www.cepuckett.com
Price: SOLD
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