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  WORLD 
 Polar Maps 

MERCATOR, Gerard. [Mercator's famous map of the Arctic]
Septentrionalium Terrarum descriptio. Amsterdam, Henricus Hondius, 1628. French text edition. Old colour. 365 x 390mm. Wormhole repaired to left margin.
The first map of the Arctic Circle, with both the North Pole and Magnetic North depicted as rocky islands. Mercator has included the latest voyages in search of the North West and North East Passages, marking the discoveries of Frobisher and Davis around Greenland. Within the roundels of the decorative borders are maps of the Shetlands, Faeroes and the mythical island of Friesland. This second state (post-1606) improves the outline of Nova Zembla, making it one island, and has one of the polar islands receding to allow the inclusion of Spitzbergen. A classic decorative map. BURDEN: 88; KOEMAN: Me 28a.
[Ref: 18925]    £2,400.00 ($3,118 • €2,719 rates)


  ASIA 
 Persia 

MERCATOR, Gerard. [Ptolemaic Persia]
Tab. V. Asiæ, Repræsentansd Mediam, Hyrcaniam, Assyriam, Susianam, ac Persidem. Utrecht, François Halma, c.1695. Coloured. 350 x 455mm.
First published 1578, this map comes from Mercator's edition of Ptolemy's 'Geography', with the maps updated to Mercator's Projection. This example is of the second state, with a new title cartouche replacing the original strapwork one.
[Ref: 8508]    £300.00 ($390 • €340 rates)


  BRITISH ISLES 

MERCATOR, Gerard. [The classic Mercator map of the British Isles]
Anglia, Scotia et Hibernia. Amsterdam, Jodocus Hondius, 1609, French text edition. Original colour. 330 x 410mm. Verdigris weaknesses reinforced with japanese tissue on verso.
A famous map of the British Isles compiled from various sources, each the best available for each region: England and Wales are based on Saxton; the east coast of Ireland is taken from the Laurence Nowell map prepared for William Cecil in the 1560s; and Scotland from Mercator's own wall map from 1564. The strapwork title cartouche and the florid engraving of the names of the seas make this a very striking map. KOEMAN: ME 19; SHIRLEY: British Isles 180.
[Ref: 8548]    £900.00 ($1,169 • €1,020 rates)


 England 

MERCATOR, Gerard. [Early 17th century map of south-west England]
Cornubia, Devonia, Somersetus, Dorcestria, Wiltonia, Glocestria, Monumetha, Glamorgan, Caemarden, Penbrok, Cardigan, Radnor, Breknoke, Herefordia & Wigornia. Amsterdam, Jan Jansson & Henricus Hondius, 1633. German text edition. Original colour. 360 x 425mm. Tiny repair in map area, a good impression, very attractive colours.
South west England and southern Wales engraved by Mercator himself.
[Ref: 12653]    £460.00 ($598 • €521 rates)


 British Islands 

MERCATOR, Gerard. [17th Century Depiction of the "British Islands"]
Anglesey; Wight Vectis olim; Garnsay; Iarsay. Amsterdam, Henricus Hondius, 1628, French text edition. original colour. 330 x 425mm. Very fine example.
Four maps on one sheet: Anglesey, the Isle of Wight; Guernsey (and Sark); and Jersey. KOEMAN: Me 28a
[Ref: 11031]    £300.00 ($390 • €340 rates)


  EUROPE 
 Baltic States 

MERCATOR, Gerard. [Mercator's map of Latvia in fine original colour]
Livonia. Amsterdam, Jodocus Hondius, 1613. Fine original colour. 365 x 470mm. Greens darkened as usual.
Latvia and part of Estonia engraved by Mercator himself with the title in a fine strapwork cartouche. It was published in the second edition of his complete three-volume atlas, the same year as the first edition, both published posthumously in 1595. Issues published before the acquisition of the plates by Jodocus Hondius are rare, especially in such fine hand colour. KOEMAN: Me 23a.
[Ref: 13056]    £620.00 ($805 • €702 rates)


MERCATOR, Gerard. [Mercator's map of Latvia]
Livonia. Amsterdam, Jodocus Hondius jnr, 1619. Original colour. 365 x 470mm.
Latvia and part of Estonia engraved by Mercator himself with the title in a fine strapwork cartouche. KOEMAN: Me 26a.
[Ref: 14030]    £620.00 ($805 • €702 rates)


 Balkans 

MERCATOR, Gerard. [Balkans]
Sclavonia, Croatia, Bosnia cum Dalmatiae Parte. Amsterdam, Jan Jansson, 1641. Coloured. 360 x 465mm. Centerfold restored with a slight loss.
A new state of Mercator's map of the Balkans, with a new title cartouche and three armorials. KOEMAN: 51a.
[Ref: 10508]    £220.00 ($286 • €249 rates)


 Italy 

MERCATOR, Gerard. [A Ptolemaic map of Italy]
Tab. VI. Europae Totam Italiam ob Oculos Ponens. Utrecht, François Halma, c.1695. Coloured. 345 x 470mm.
A Ptolemaic map of Italy, drawn by Mercator for his edition of Ptolemy's 'Geography', with the maps updated to Mercator's Projection. This example is of the second state, with a new title cartouche replacing the original strapwork one.
[Ref: 17073]    £900.00 ($1,169 • €1,020 rates)


 Switzerland 

MERCATOR, Gerard. [Rare second edition of Mercator's map of Zurichgow in fine original colour]
[Zurichgovv et Basiliensis Provincia.] Duisburg: Rumold Mercator, 1595. Fine original colour. 360 x 470mm. Tiny hole near centre fold at top.
Decorative map of Zurichgow engraved by Mercator himself and published in the second edition of his complete three-volume atlas, the same year as the first edition, both published posthumously in 1595. The title, as above, is taken from the text on the reverse. Issues published before the acquisition of the plates by Jodocus Hondius are rare, especially in such fine hand colour. KOEMAN: Me 93B.
[Ref: 13395]    £550.00 ($714 • €623 rates)


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