Auction 121, Lot 550

"Regni Valentiae Typus", Mercator/Hondius

Subject: Spain

Period: 1613 (circa)


Color: Hand Color

18.7 x 14 inches
47.5 x 35.6 cm

This handsome map of Valencia covers the coastline from Cartagena to Benicarlo. North is oriented to the right. It is boldly decorated with a sailing ship, sea monster, title and distance scale cartouches in the moiré-patterned sea. Latin text on verso.


Condition: B+

The map is crisp and bright with original color and one spot of foxing. The margins have minor mat burn and a few tears, not affecting the map and some brown paper tape on the lower margin verso.

Estimate: $275 - $400

Sold for: $200

Closed on 9/26/2007