Ulster East – Ultoniae Orientalis Pars

by Henricus Hondius, Gerard Mercator, Jodocus Hondius Jr., Jodocus Hondius


Date of first edition: 1595 (Mercator)

Date of this edition: a Latin edition, page 53: 1607 or, 1611 or, 1613 or, 1623, or 1630

Dimensions (not including margins): 35 x 37,5 cm

Dimensions (including margins):  44,5 x 52,1 cm

Condition:  A crisp impression with full contemporary color on a bright sheet of strong watermarked paper with a hint of toning along the centerfold and a short centerfold separation in the bottom blank margin. There is paper tape along the top edge of the sheet on verso.

Condition rating: A+

Verso: text in Latin

Map reference: van der Krogt, I, 5941:1.19850/3.2D

From: one of the following atlases:

  • Atlas, 1607, Jodocus Hondius and Cornelisz Claesz; van der Krogt 1:102
  • Atlas, 1611, Jodocus Hondius; van der Krogt 1:103
  • Atlas, 1613, Jodocus Hondius II; van der Krogt 1:104
  • Atlas, 1623, Henricus Hondius; van der Krogt 1:105
  • Atlas, 1630, Henricus Hondius; van der Krogt 1:107



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East Ulster

Superb early map covering Down and Antrim Counties in Northern Ireland. This was one of five Irish maps Gerard Mercator designed for the second part of his Atlas. The other maps are: Carlow, Munster; Connaught and Ulster (general map).

It is beautifully engraved with a moiré pattern in the sea, strong topographical features in the interior, and ornamented with a title cartouche incorporating the distance scale.