Auction 103, Lot 419

"Carte des Royaumes d'Espagne et de Portugal dan laquelle sont tracees les Routes des Postes", Robert de Vaugondy, Gilles

Subject: Spain & Portugal

Period: 1780 (circa)

Publication: Atlas Universel

Color: Hand Color

22.4 x 18.7 inches
56.9 x 47.5 cm

Very beautiful map of Spain and Portugal with the islands of Majorca, Ibiza and Minorca. This map focuses on the postal roads of the region. Pictorial cartouche of a peasant with cart and beggar at edge of a village. Engraved by Elizabeth Haussard, but Groux added his name with no changes to the cartouche. The changing of the cartouche titling to Groux and the omission of the remainder of Robert de Vaugondy's name date this map to the later Delamarche editions.

References: cf Pedley, #303.

Condition: A

Nice impression and beautiful old color. Minor marginal flaws.

Estimate: $300 - $350


Closed on 6/11/2003