Mercator 'Anglia' c1595
ORIGINAL MAP of England & Wales 'Anglia Regnum' Duisberg 1595 Per Gerardum Mercatorem Cum Privilegio
Method: Copper Plate engraved
Creator: Mercator, Gerard and Hondius, Jodocus
Published: French text edition ca. 1609
Condition: Engraving with original hand colouring, good margins
Original engraved copper plate map excellent condition with hand outline and wash colour
Centre fold as issued, French text to verso.
Approx engraved area: 13.8 x 18.3 inches. / 351mm x 464mm.
Cities, ports, churches, estates and forts are included in the map, and it is embellished
by a lovely frigate sailing off the coast between Holland and Suffolk. The strap work title
cartouche has an extension below which includes the distance scale. Although based on
Saxton, there are some curious spellings of places, suggesting perhaps that the engraver was using a foreign source