"Legionis Regnum et Asturiarum Principatus", Blaeu, (Family)
Period: 1640 (circa)
Publication: Atlas Novus
Color: Hand Color
18.8 x 14.8 inches
47.8 x 37.6 cm
A very handsome map of the Cordillera Cantabrica region on the northwest coast of Spain. This copper engraved map is roughly centered on Leon and names Astorga, Aviles, Villa Francia, and Oviedo. Also names Lugo, Centica Camora, Lerma, Auca Burgos, Salsedon, Laredo, Santillaria, and Aviles. Shows a small portion of Portugal around Braganca. The coat of arms above the decorative cartouche is held by two fierce lions. Further embellishing the map is a fancy scale of miles cartouche with an armillary sphere above.
A near fine example with dark, early impression and fine coloring. An area of surface soil around Palantia, else fine.