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. Colored map engraving 1 : 600.000 by Gerard Mercator I (Rupelmonde 1512 – Duisburg 1594). 14 × 18⅜ in (35.5 × 46.8 cm).
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$ 377.) + shipping
“ I am curious as to the history of this (original Ridinger printing) plate (I just bought) and the others you have offered. Did you purchase them from the Ridinger estate (indirectly, indeed) or a private collector? These are truly rare one of a kind pieces ”
(Mr. L. A. F., October 28, 2003)