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Lot#       Title   Subject/Creator   Date/Cond   Low Estimate   High Bid
450 Koppenhaven Copenhagen, Denmark
Francois Halma
1705
A
$275.00  

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Beautifully engraved bird's-eye view of Copenhagen showing the busy harbor and fortifications.

This engraving appeared in Algemeene Weereld-Beschryving, nae de Rechte Verdeeling der Landschappen, Plaetsen, Zeeën, Rivieren, &c. Geographisch, Politisch, Historisch, Chronologisch en Genealogisch, the Dutch edition of A. Phérotée de la Croix's Nouvelle Methode Pour Apprendre Facilem...
451 Hollandiae Antiquorum Catthorum Sedis Nova Descriptio, Auctore Iacobo a Daventria Netherlands
Abraham Ortelius
1603
A
$1,000.00  

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This spectacular map is centered on Amsterdam and shows the region around the Waddenzee. The map is filled with place names and great detail on the fractured land and waterways in this portion of Holland. Decorated with a large strapwork title cartouche, scale of miles with a divider, fancy 16-point compass rose, and the Royal coat of arms. The seas are fully engraved and decorated with sailing...
452 Les Provinces Unies du Pais Bas Connues sous le Nom de Holande Netherlands
Pierre DuVal
1672
B+
$110.00  

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This miniature map of the Netherlands is divided into provinces and depicts major towns and key topographical features. The map is adorned with a decorative title cartouche in the form of a banner. Pierre Duval was Nicolas Sanson's nephew and pupil. He published a wide range of atlases and individual maps including a fine miniature world geography with many of the maps based on Sanson.
453 Hedendaagsche Historie, of Tegenwoordige Staat van Alle Volkeren; XVde Deel. Vervolgende de Beschryvinge der Vereenigde Nederlanden, en wel in 't Byzonder van Holland... Netherlands
Isaac Tirion
1744
A
$550.00  

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The Dutch Hedendaagsche Historie was originally based on Thomas Salmon's Modern History. The Dutch work began in 1729 and was not completed until 1803, comprising 43 volumes. The present work, volume 15, is dedicated to the Netherlands and includes 14 city plans, all folding, including attractive renderings of Amsterdam, Rotterdam, and Gouda to name a few. The full listing of plan...
454 Comitatus Hollandiae Nova Descriptio, ex Optimis & Novissimis Delineationibus Designata Western Netherlands
Jan Jansson
1653
A
$550.00  

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This scarce map depicts Utrecht and parts of Friesland and Brabant with their coasts. The details include canals, roads, polders, marshes, and villages with major cities marked in red. Compass roses orient north to the right and a variety of sailing vessels fill the seas. Athena graces the strapwork title cartouche, which is balanced by the coat of arms of Holland. Engraved by Gerard Coeck. S...
455 Amstelodamum, Celebre Emporium Forma Plana Amsterdam, Netherlands
1660
B
$1,800.00  
Rare, Decorative Plan of Amsterdam

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This rare, decorative bird's-eye plan of Amsterdam depicts the city during its Golden Age as one of the leading trading empires of Europe. The plan shows the city center with both the old city walls and the proposed new fortifications prominently depicted at left. This new area is filled with rough sketches of buildings and street blocks to provide the viewer with a general sense of how the land...
456 Plan de la Grande & Fameuse Ville Marchande d'Amsterdam... / Plan van de Wyd Vermaarde en Beroemde Koop Stad Amsterdam... Amsterdam, Netherlands
Jean Covens & Corneille Mortier
1730
B
$1,400.00  
Rare Bird's-Eye Plan of Amsterdam

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This rare, two-sheet bird's-eye plan of Amsterdam views the city from the northeast, across the IJ. The map is based on the city plan compiled in 1662 by architect Daniel Stalpaert and published by Nicolas Visscher, which recorded the addition of the Ring Canals to the city that had begun in 1613. The plan shows the streets, canals, locks, city blocks, and a number of important landmarks in grea...
457 Mechlinia Dominium Nova et Accurata Descriptio Northern Belgium
Mercator/Jansson
1651
A
$110.00  
Rare Edition of Atlas Minor Map

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This charming small map shows the region between Brussels and Antwerp, with the cities of Mechelen and Lier in bird's-eye-plan format. The map is oriented with north to the bottom, and is adorned with strapwork and distance scale cartouches. German text on verso. This map is very rare as it only appeared in the last two editions of Jansson's Atlas Minor in 1648-51.
458 [Lot of 3] Leodiensis Dioec. [and] Limburgensis Ducatus Nova Descriptio Auct. Aegidio Mart [and] Namurcum Comitatus Low Countries
Mercator/Hondius
1635
A
$100.00  
NO RESERVE

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This matching set of maps comes from the English edition of Mercator's Atlas Minor, which was published under the title Historia Mundi or Mercators Atlas by Michael Spark and Samuel Cartwright. After acquiring the plates to the 1607 edition of the Mercator/Hondius Atlas Minor, Sparke republished the maps with text translated into English by Wye Saltonstall. Sparke also had 4...
459 Nouvelle Carte des Dix-Sept Provinces des Pays-Bas Low Countries
Henry Abraham Chatelain
1708
A
$275.00  

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Fascinating chart of the Low Countries depicting the various battles, both land and sea, between the late 1500's to the early 1700's. All the major fortified cities are graphically depicted with notations of battle dates. Large inset of the English Channel features more sea battles and the cartouche containing the arms of the provinces. A splendid chart providing a synopsis of history.
460 Pays-Bas. Provinces Unies, Westphalie Low Countries
Didier Robert de Vaugondy
1762
A
$80.00  

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This delicately engraved map is filled with details of political boundaries, rivers, and towns. The large decorative title cartouche fills the bottom right corner. The map was engraved by E. Dussy and the cartouche by Arrivet. This is the first state.
461 Montes, Hannoniae Metropolis [on sheet with] Atrebatum, Episcopalis et Metropolitica Artesiae Civitas Western Europe
Braun & Hogenberg
1572
B
$300.00  

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This sheet contains two separate panoramic views of Mons in Belgium and Arras in France. Nine locations are identified in the view of Mons, including the Grand Palace and the collegiate church of Sainte-Waudru. In the view of Arras, the Gothic town hall and its grandiose belfry reach high above the city. Latin text on verso.
462 Paskaert van Cales tot Cadix... Western Europe
Johannes van Keulen
1680
B+
$900.00  

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Handsome sea chart covering the Atlantic coastline from the English Channel through the Strait of Gibraltar and Cabo de Gata. The map is oriented with north to the left by two compass roses and provides navigational information including safe anchorages, rocks, shoals, and soundings. It is adorned with two figurative cartouches.
463 Gallia Vetus, ad Iulij Caesaris Commentaria France
Abraham Ortelius
1590
A
$475.00  

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Ortelius based this map of ancient France on information from Caesar's De Bello Gallico. It is engraved to show the mountains, rivers and forests with only a few ancient place names. The names of famous people and tribes of Gallia, as described by Caesar, are listed at sides. It is a handsome map with tiny ships sailing in the seas and three strapwork cartouches containing the title, sca...
464 Galliae Regni Potentiss: Nova Descriptio, Ioanne Ioliveto Auctore France
Abraham Ortelius
1598
A
$350.00  

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A beautifully engraved decorative map of the whole of France based on the work of Jean Jolivet. This richly engraved map is filled with topographical features and numerous cities. The large strapwork cartouche contains text, and a coat of arms is displayed in the stipple engraved sea. This is the second state with increased hachuring along the coast and the appearance of a crack in the plate ad...
465 France, Revised and Augmented, the Attires of the French and Situations of Their Chieftest Cityes Observed by John Speede France
John Speed
1676
A
$1,100.00  

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This attractive copper engraved carte-a-figures map covers France in great detail. Ten figures flank the left and right side of the map showing the King, Queen, a merchant, a lawyer and a farmer to name a few. Above the map are eight town plans including Paris, Orleans and Bordeaux. Imprint of Bassett and Chiswell in the title cartouche. English text on verso.
466 An Exact Map of the Principal Rivers in France France
Philipp Cluver
1711
B+
$80.00  

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This map focuses on the system of rivers and canals in France. The map was published in Philipp Cluver's Introductio in Universam Geographicam, a popular atlas that appeared in over 45 editions during a 100-year period. The first edition was published without maps in the 1620s, and the first edition to include maps was published circa 1641. The various editions were published in differen...
467 The Republic of France Divided According to Its 103 Departments France
Rev. John Blair
1773
B+
$100.00  

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This beautifully engraved, decorative map shows the departments of France. There is fine detail of towns and villages, rivers, and more. The index names all 103 departments with a numeric key to the map at bottom. At left, the northernmost area is shown in an inset on the same scale. Decorative title cartouche and small fleur-de-lis in the Bay of Biscay. Engraved by Thomas Kitchin.
468 Picardiae, Belgicae Regionis Descriptio. Joanne Surhonio Auctore Northern France
Abraham Ortelius
1579
A
$200.00  

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Superb example of the decorative style of Ortelius, based on the cartography of Jean Surhon. The map is filled with detail of the countryside along the Somme River, includes Abbeville, Amiens, Saint Quentin and La Fere (which was obviously a larger city in the sixteenth century than it is today). Two large and elaborate strapwork cartouches decorate the map at top and bottom. This is the second...
469 [Lot of 4] Lille, Insula [and] Arras [and] Douay [and] S. Omer Northern France
Braun & Hogenberg
1581
A
$400.00  

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This lot of 4 bird's-eye plans of cities in Northern France was published in Civitates Orbis Terrarum (Cities of the World), the first atlas of town plans. Latin text on verso.

A. Lille, Insula (16.8 x 12.8"). Condition: A nice impression on paper with a large coat of arms watermark, a spot of printer's ink residue near top center, and two tiny worm holes along the centerf...
470 Caletensium et Bononiensium Ditionis Accurata Delineatio [on sheet with] Veromanduorum Eorumque Confinium Exactissima Descript. Iohanne Surhonio Auctore Northern France
Abraham Ortelius
1598
A
$140.00  

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Two maps on a folio sheet. Calentensium covers the coastline between Calais and Estaples in very good detail, based in part on a four-sheet map by Nicolas de Nicolay. Veromanduorum covers a small region surrounding Saint-Quentin in northern France. The cartographical source of the map was Jean de Surhon who received royal privilege to make a map of the region in 1557. Each is cov...
471 Franciae Insula Northern France
Ortelius/Vrients
1601
A
$80.00  

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Delightful little map of the area surrounding Paris, embellished with a strapwork cartouche. Latin text on verso.

This map was published in Filips Galle's series of Epitome, which first appeared in 1588. Galle was unimpressed with the maps in the Spieghel der Wereld, and therefore gradually replaced nearly all of them through the various editions of his Epitome. Th...
472 Carte de la Lorraine ou l'on a Distingue le Pays Messin, le Verdunois et les Toulois; le Barrois et l'Alsace... Northeastern France
Robert de Vaugondy/Delamarche
1792
A
$140.00  

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This detailed map depicts the historical region of Lorraine, now in the administrative region of Grand Est. The map is centered approximately on the city of Nancy, and absolutely filled with details of towns, forests, mountains, and river systems. First issued by Robert de Vaugondy in 1756 and updated by his successor, Delamarche, in 1792.
473 [Lot of 6] Picardia [and] Artesia [and] Bolonia [and] Hanonia [and] Picardia [and] Belovacium Comitatus Northwestern France
Mercator/Hondius
1635
A
$140.00  
NO RESERVE

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This matching set of maps comes from the English edition of Mercator's Atlas Minor, which was published under the title Historia Mundi or Mercators Atlas by Michael Spark and Samuel Cartwright. After acquiring the plates to the 1607 edition of the Mercator/Hondius Atlas Minor, Sparke republished the maps with text translated into English by Wye Saltonstall. Sparke also had 4...
474 Regionis; Biturigum Exactiss: Descriptio per D. Ioannem Calamaeum [on sheet with] Limaniae Topographia Gabriele Symeoneo Auct. Central France
Abraham Ortelius
1598
A
$160.00  

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Two fine maps on a full folio sheet. The map of Biturigum is centered on Bourges, with the Loire River flowing at the top right of the map to Nevers. The cartography was based primarily on Jolivet's map of 1545. The map of Limaniae is focused on the Allier River valley. This map was based on the work of Gabriel Symeoni. Each map is richly embellished with forests, cities, mount...
475 Burgundiae Ducatus Eastern France
Bertius/Claesz
1606
B+
$80.00  

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This charming map covers the heart of the French wine region, Cote-d'Or, with Dijon, Chalon-sur-Saone, and Autun. It features a strapwork title cartouche. Latin text on verso. This map was originally published in Cornelis Claesz' Map-Treasury, with maps engraved by Jodocus Hondius and Pieter van den Keere.
476 Franche Comte Eastern France
Pierre DuVal
1672
B+
$80.00  

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This miniature map of the Franche-Comte region in eastern France depicts major towns and key topographical features. The map is centered on Besancon and extends from Geneva in the south to Vesoul in the north. Pierre Duval was Nicolas Sanson's nephew and pupil. He published a wide range of atlases and individual maps including a fine miniature world geography with many of the maps based on Sans...
477 Anjou. Andegavensium Ditionis Vera et Integra Descriptio Western France
Abraham Ortelius
1579
A
$160.00  

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This is an attractive regional map of France focused on the Anjou region of western France, the present day department of Maine-et-Loire. Angers is at map center and is located next to the Maine and Loire rivers. There are numerous bridges displayed and there is a key at left identifying various islands in the Loire River. Ortelius based the map on a now lost map by Lezin Guyet that was publish...
478 Touraine. Turonensis Ducatus et Confinium Galliae Celticae Descriptio Western France
Abraham Ortelius
1598
A
$150.00  

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Striking map of the Loire River valley with Tours near the center. The map was compiled from cartographic information from Bougereau's Theatre Francois in 1594. Two large strapwork cartouches and distance scale decorate the map, which is beautifully engraved with forests, rivers, cities and villages. French text on verso and published in the first edition of the Theatrum in which ...
479 Avignon Avignon, France
Braun & Hogenberg
1575
A
$350.00  

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This is a superb panoramic view of Avignon, the residence of the French Papacy during the 14th century. The plan is based on a similar view by Belleforest and prominently features the fabulous palaces along with the city streets, walls, gates, homes, gardens, windmills and even a gallows. The Pont d'Avignon stretches from the city, across the Rhone River, to the village of Villeneuve-les-Avignon...
480 Environs de Paris Paris, France
Nicholas de Fer
1705
B+
$180.00  

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The vicinity of Paris is illustrated in great detail on this finely engraved map. The grand gardens and chateaux are all graphically depicted including Saint Germain, Versailles, Vincennes, and Bois de Boulogne.
481 Hispaniae Veteris Descriptio Spain & Portugal
Abraham Ortelius
1586
A
$400.00  

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Elegant map of the Iberian peninsula depicting the region in ancient times. The map was based on modern information from Clusius' six-sheet map of 1571 with ancient knowledge from Strabo, Appianus, Bongarius, Livius, Valerius Maximus and Suetonius. The region of Gibraltar and Cadiz are included in an inset. The map is beautifully engraved with a stippled sea, strapwork cartouches and calligraph...
482 Hispania Spain & Portugal
Ortelius/Vrients
1601
A
$110.00  

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Delightful miniature map of the Iberian Peninsula that extends to include the Balearic Islands. Latin text on verso.

This map was published in Filips Galle's series of Epitome, which first appeared in 1588. Galle was unimpressed with the maps in the Spieghel der Wereld, and therefore gradually replaced nearly all of them through the various editions of his Epitome. ...
483 Hispania Nova Descript: Spain & Portugal
Mercator/Jansson
1651
B+
$140.00  

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This small map of the Iberian Peninsula is densely engraved with place names and political divisions. Engraved by Petrus Kaerius (Pieter van den Keere), who engraved many of the maps for Jansson's editions of the Atlas Minor. German text on verso. The alternate German title above the map, Von Argow belongs to the map on the preceding page in this atlas and was mistakenly printed o...
484 Espagne Spain & Portugal
Pierre DuVal
1672
A
$100.00  

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This miniature map of Spain and Portugal shows key cities, rivers, mountains, and political boundaries. Pierre Duval was Nicolas Sanson's nephew and pupil. He published a wide range of atlases and individual maps including a fine miniature world geography with many of the maps based on Sanson.
485 Hispaniae Veteris et Novae Descriptio Spain & Portugal
Philipp Cluver
1711
A+
$160.00  

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Attractive small map of the Iberian Peninsula with ancient place names, political divisions and major routes shown. The Balearic Islands are shown in a small inset. Two cartouches are embellished with the Spanish coat of arms, cherubs, and mythological figures including Bacchus and Neptune.

Cluver's Introductio in Universam Geographicam was a popular atlas, appearing in over 45 e...
486 Regnorum Hispaniae et Portugalliae Tabula Generalis de l'Isliana, Aucta et ad Usum Scholarum Novissime Accomodata Spain & Portugal
Johann Baptist Homann
1730
B+
$275.00  

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This terrific, large map of the Iberian peninsula includes the Balearic Islands and part of the northern coast of Africa. It is filled with Homann's typical level of detail, which includes early roads, and is adorned with a marvelous title cartouche supported by two mermen and containing the coats of arms of the fourteen Spanish provinces. A visually striking map with a second cartouche at lower...
487 [Lot of 2] Biscaia et Legio [and] Biscaia, Guipiscoa, Navarra, et Asturias de Santillana Northern Spain
Mercator
1607-31
$300.00  

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A. Biscaia et Legio, by Mercator/Hondius, circa 1607 (7.0 x 5.2"). Charming little map of northern Spain covering the region from Aviles to the border with France and inland to include Zamora and Tordesillas. Title cartouche flanked with winged mermaids and strapwork distance scale. A fanciful little sea monster, with a bird's head and a fish tail, is shown frolicking in the Bay of Bisca...
488 Biscaia et Guipuscoa Cantabriae Veteris Pars Northern Spain
Jan Jansson
1666
B+
$200.00  

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This handsome copper engraved map shows the coastal Basque country in northern Spain. It includes the cities of Santander, Laredo, Bibao and Bayonne (France) and extends inland to Logrono and Calahorra. Three ships sail in the Bay of Biscay and the map is embellished with a compass rose and rhumb lines, coat of arms, title and distance scale cartouches. Blank verso.
489 Carte du Gouvernement de la Cour d'Espagne, de ses Ordres Militaires, de Son Gouvernement Eclesiastique et Celuy des Autres Etats de Cette Monarchie dans l'Europe Central Spain
Henry Abraham Chatelain
1708
A
$110.00  

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This informative sheet includes extensive information on the government and military operations of central Spain. Included are five bird's-eye views of El Escorial, the Alcazar of Toledo, the Royal Palace of Madrid, the Plaza Mayor in Madrid where bullfights took place, and the Royal Palace of Aranjuez. A crack in the plate is visible in the title at far right.
490 Hispalensis Conventus Delineatio, Auctore Hieronymo Chiaves Southern Spain
Abraham Ortelius
1579
A
$400.00  

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This detailed map of Andalusia is from the now lost map by Spanish royal cosmographer Jeronimo de Chaves. The map is centered on Seville and includes the Bay of Cadiz. It is finely engraved to depict the topography and features a sea battle and several monsters off Cadiz. Each corner is adorned with a cartouche or compass rose. This is the second state with stippled seas and French text on ver...
491 [Lot of 2] Hardales [on sheet with] Cartama [and] Sant Juan del Foratche [on sheet with] Jerenna Southern Spain
Braun & Hogenberg
1598
B
$500.00  

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A. Hardales [on sheet with] Cartama (19.3 x 14.5"). This sheet contains two separate views of Ardales and Cartama, both in southern Spain. The view of Ardales shows the town positioned along a tributary of the River Guadalhorce, with its fortress jutting high above it in the foothills of the Sierra de Penarruba. The view of Cartama also shows a town and a fortress in a bucolic setting. ...
492 Andaluzia Southern Spain
Ortelius/Vrients
1601
B+
$110.00  

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Miniature map covering the region surrounding Seville. Latin text on verso.

This map was published in Filips Galle's series of Epitome, which first appeared in 1588. Galle was unimpressed with the maps in the Spieghel der Wereld, and therefore gradually replaced nearly all of them through the various editions of his Epitome. The new maps had simple double-lined bor...
493 Sevilla [on sheet with] Cadiz [and] Malaga Seville, Cadiz, & Malaga, Spain
Braun & Hogenberg
1572
B+
$400.00   $200.00*

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This sheet presents three views of important Spanish cities. Seville, Spain's most crucial trading center at the time, is shown at top. El Castillo, a fortress and seat of the Inquisition, is in flames at right, and Yglesia maior, the site where Christopher Columbus was buried, is located at center. Figures dance and ride donkeys on the banks the Guadalquivir. Below Seville is a ...
494 Santander Santander, Spain
Braun & Hogenberg
1575
A
$400.00  

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This lovely view shows the city and harbor of Santander on the Atlantic coast of Spain. Santander was an important Castillian port in the latter part of the Middle Ages, and grew in importance when trade with the New World increased in the 16th century. The view shows several ships in the harbor with a group of people in the foreground displaying the customary dress of the region. Behind the ha...
495 Baia de Cadiz Cadiz, Spain
Ortelius/Vrients
1601
A
$110.00  

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Attractive miniature map of the Bay of Cadiz which includes the city of Cadiz, San Fernando, and the southwestern coast of Spain. A fleet of ships fills the waters. Latin text on verso.

This map was published in Filips Galle's series of Epitome, which first appeared in 1588. Galle was unimpressed with the maps in the Spieghel der Wereld, and therefore gradually replaced n...
496 Plan of Madrid Madrid, Spain
Stockdale
1808
B+
$100.00  

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This attractive plan of Madrid shows the streets, squares, gardens, important buildings, and surrounding countryside including the Manzanares River. The plan is keyed to a legend at both left and right listing 72 points of interest. The plan was issued near the beginning of the Peninsular War (1807-1814), which was found between Napoleon's French empire and the combined forces of Spain, Portugal...
497 Portugallia olim Lusitania Portugal
Mercator/Hondius
1635
A
$140.00  
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Charming little map of Portugal with north oriented to the right of the map. Neptune is shown riding a sea monster in the stipple engraved ocean and the map is further ornamented with strapwork title and distance scale cartouches. From the English edition of Mercator's Atlas Minor, which was published under the title Historia Mundi or Mercators Atlas by Michael Spark and Samuel Car...
498 Les Estats de la Couronne de Portugal en Espagne Portugal
N. Sanson/Mariette
1653
A
$300.00  

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This map of Portugal shows towns, rivers, topography and political boundaries. The large title cartouche features lovely scroll work and fruit. Engraved by Jean Somer.
499 Germania Central Europe, Germany
Abraham Ortelius
1598
A
$500.00  

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Elegant map of the German Empire, which at the time included the Netherlands and Belgium, stretching from Calais to the Wista River in present day Poland, and south to the Adriatic Sea. Ortelius based this beautiful map on Christiaan Sgrothen's map of 1565. The title is enclosed is a strapwork cartouche, below which sails a large ship, and two large cartouches incorporate the royal coat of arms ...

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