Auction 123, Lot 548

"Gallaecia Regnum, descripta a F. Fer Ojea Ord. Praed…", Wit, Frederick de

Subject: Spain

Period: 1705 (circa)


Color: Hand Color

19.5 x 15 inches
49.5 x 38.1 cm

A great map of Galicia on the northwest coast of Spain, filled with well-engraved detail of the towns and topography. It extends from the Asturias de Oviedo region and Aviles in the northeast to Bayona and the Portuguese border on the south, centered on Santiago di Compostella. The Bay of Vigas is inset at the upper left, showing the fleet of ships during the Battle of Vigo Bay in October of 1702, when Anglo-Dutch forces sacked the ships and forts. The title cartouche features Neptune carrying a shell over his head, the map is further adorned by a pair of compass roses, and a sea monster.


Condition: B

Attractive original color on a sheet with some marginal soil and defects. A tear into the lower part of the map about 1.5" has been closed on the verso with old paper repairs. A paper repair is located on the lower blank margin face.

Estimate: $200 - $250

Sold for: $1,200

Closed on 2/20/2008