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Scotland (50395)
Cartographer : Gerard Mercator
Title : Scotia Regnum
Date : 1633
Size : 22in x 18in (560mm x 460mm)
Description :

This finely engraved hand coloured original copper-plate map of central and Northern Scotland was published in the 1633 French edition of Mercators Atlas published by Henricus Hondius and Jan Jansson.

As the Blaeu & Jansson production of Atlases during the 17th century were so tied together the history of mapping of the British Isles is closely linked between the two masters.
When the Blaeu's published Volume five of his Atlas Novus in 1654, Scotland became one of the best-mapped countries in the world. The volume contained forty-eight plates showing forty-nine separate maps of Scotland (plus a map of Ptolemy British Isles and six maps of Ireland). The first two plates from the atlas show the entire country ancient and modern, whilst the remaining forty-six plates cover most Scotland in forty-seven regional maps. In total the regional maps locate some 20,000 different place names. A clue as to the reason for this extraordinary explosion of geographical information is to be found on thirty-six of the regional maps, which all carry engraved credits to Timothy Pont (1524-1606)
Pont was responsible for surveying the greater part of Scotland between 1583-1600, the resulting Pont Manuscript maps were never published but were put to good use some fifty to seventy years later by Robert Gordon and Joan Blaeu.
(Ref: Koeman; Tooley)

Condition Report:
Paper thickness and quality: - Heavy and stable
Paper color: - off white
Age of map color: - Original
Colors used: - Yellow, pink, green
General color appearance: - Authentic
Paper size: - 22in x 18in (560mm x 460mm)
Plate size: - 18in x 14in (460mm x 355mm)
Margins: - Min 1in (25mm)

Margins: - None
Plate area: - None
Verso: - None

Condition : (A+) Fine Condition

Price :

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US$575.00 SOLD


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