Auction 121, Lot 548

"Hispaniae Antiquae Tabula", Sanson, Nicolas

Subject: Spain & Portugal

Period: 1704 (dated)


Color: Hand Color

20 x 16 inches
50.8 x 40.6 cm

A handsome map of the Iberian Peninsula showing the former divisions during the time of ancient Rome. Decorated with a rather fantastical cartouche showing two horns of plenty erupting from a bull's head beneath a stylized shell.


Condition: B+

Original outline color on a sturdy sheet with some toning in the bottom margin just into the map and a little scattered foxing. Top margin separated at the centerfold, and bottom centerfold split with old paper repair on verso.

Estimate: $120 - $180

Sold for: $80

Closed on 9/26/2007