IRELAND – HIBERNIAE FOR CAMDEN’S “BRITANNIA” 1607-37.
HIBERNIAE IRELAND ANGLIS...
A highly decorative copperplate map of Ireland dating from the early 17th century. The present map first appeared in William Camden's Britannia* (London: 1607-1637). This decorative map was based on the one which had appeared in Mercator's Atlas of 1595. It was engraved by William Hole, who is one of the earliest recorded English map engravers. Decorated with galleons, sea creatures and an elaborate compass rose.
Measures 270 x 335 mm. Excellent condition. A small corner of the margin missing at extremity, well away from the printed surface.
Attractive hand colour.
A guaranteed genuine antique map.