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SOLD Anglia Regnum
Colour: Hand colour.
Size: 14 x 18.5 inches.
Duisburg 1595: a map of England from the Latin Text edition of Mercator's Atlas III.
A finely engraved map of Elizabethan England filled with names taken from the Saxton map of 1579. Mercator has included much detail including a sailing ship, counties, towns, and natural features such as mountains, rivers, and lakes. Ireland's eastern coast, southern Scotland and north western France are also included.
With a highly decorative strapwork title cartouche. A strong impression with wide margins. Good condition although toned overall with a slight crease that enters the image area.