England – Northvmbria, Cvmberlandia, et Dvnelmensis Episcopatus. Map of Northumberland, Cumberland, Westmoreland, and Durhamshire. With richly decorated large title-cartouche and miles-indicator in mannerism ornament style. Coloured map engraving 1 : 600.000 by Gerard Mercator I (Rupelmonde 1512 – Duisburg 1594). 35.5 x 46.8 cm.

Mercator - Northumberland/Cumberland/Westmoreland/Durhamshire

Keuning 86; Koeman 91. – Posthumously published in 1595 and offered here from the 1630 Hondius edition, Koeman Me 29A. On the back the historical and geographical description in Latin. – Especially  fine . – NORTH ENGLAND from Middlesbrough to Berwick upon Tweed + SOUTH SCOTLAND .

Offer no. 11,436 / EUR  343. / export price EUR  326. (c. US$ 354.) + shipping

Mercator, Northumbria

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