South Scotland – Scotiae parts septentrionalis

by Jodocus Hondius Jr., Gerard Mercator


Date of first edition:  1595 (Gerard Mercator)

Date of this map: 1619 Jodocus Hondius II

Dimensions (without margins): 40,9 x 35,3 cm

Dimensions (including margins): 47 x 58 cm

Condition: Very good. Sharp copper impression. Original colouring. Professional repair to a minor separation long the centre fold. Wide margins.

Condition rating: A+

Verso: text in French

Map reference: Moir, p. 169; van der Krogt (Vol. I), 5802:1.1

From: Gerardi Mecatoris – Atlas sive Cosmographicae van der Krogt 1:113





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Jodocus Hondius II and Scotland

This is the southern sheet of Hondius’ two sheet map of Scotland, which extends from the southern end of the Isle of Sky and the Hebrides down to the border of England. The map names Glasgow (Glasquo)  and Edinburgh (Edyunburgh) and is filled with rivers, rugged mountains and many place names. Loch Ness is clearly indicated and left bottom lies Ireland.The Hebrides Islands are superbly delineated.  Distances i Scottish miles.

The cartography of this beautiful map shows the influence of an earlier map by Nicolas de Nicolay  De Nicolay, sieur d’Arfeville & de Belair, (1517–1583) was a French geographer.

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