Westmorlandia Lancastria Cestria Caernarvan Denbigh Flint Merionidh Montgomery SalopiaCum Insulis Mania Et Anglesey This decorative and early map by Gerhard Mercator shows the north-western counties of England and Wales with the Isle of Man. It is beautifully engraved with a moiré patterned sea, elegant calligraphy, a fierce sea monster and a large strapwork title cartouche. From a French edition of the Mercator-Hondius Atlas Major, a reprint of Mercator's earlier Atlas sive Cosmographiae.Published by Henricus Hondius, between 1613 and 1630. French text on verso. Wide margins and in excellent condition.
Approx 41cms by 36cms.