ScotiaRegnum by Gerard Mercator and William Hole

ScotiaRegnum by Gerard Mercator and William Hole

Code: 54605

£390.00 Approx $487.5, €461.54
 

Date: 1610

Kingdom of Scotland.  Copper engraving with later hand colouring.. Overall sheet size : 36.8cms x 32.2cms ; Image size : 309mm x 258mm. Title in elaborate cartouche. Compass rose.  Centrefold as issued.  Some marks to margin and small repair to bottom of centrefold on verso - see photograph- else very good condition.
 Highly decorative map also showing the Hebrides , Orkneys and Scotland stretching to the Picts’ Wall and Newcastle and Carlisle .
This series of maps were the first in which each county was delineated on a separate sheet.  They were prepared by William Kip and William Hole and were mainly based on those of Christopher Saxton and Norden. The first issue of these maps was in 1607 with Latin text on the back of the maps and as the paper on which they are printed is rather thin, the lettering sometimes shows through on to the front of the map.  In the subsequent two editions of 1610 and 1637 the maps had no text on the back and plate numbers were added to many maps for the 1637 edition.  The maps were not issued again.  The layout , calligraphy and general appearance of these maps are very similar to their Saxton counterparts.