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Auction 118, Lot 739

"Principatus Cataloniae nec non Comitatuum Ruscinonensis et Cerretania Nova Tabula", Homann, Johann Baptist

Subject: Spain

Period: 1716 (published)

Publication: Grosser Atlas

Color: Hand Color

Size:
22.1 x 18.9 inches
56.1 x 48 cm

Decorative map of the Spanish region of Catalonia that covers the Mediterranean coastline from the French border via Barcelona to Tortosa. The splendid, allegorical cartouche at right shows Perseus about to decapitate the fearsome Medusa, and a figure representing Catalonia is kneeling before a monarch, to illustrate the surrender of Catalonia to Felipe V of Spain during the War of the Spanish Succession.

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Condition: A

Very early and fine impression, original bright hand coloring. Two wormholes at centerfold at top edge of margin. One tiny spot in the in the Mediterranean, a little marginal foxing, else fine.

Estimate: $250 - $350

Sold for: $300

Closed on 3/6/2007

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