Auction 126, Lot 540

"[Lot of 3] Provincia de Granada [and] Provincia de Cadiz [and] Provincia de Valladolid", Boronat y Satorre, Francisco

Subject: Spain

Period: 1879 (circa)

Publication: Atlas de Espana Geographica

Color: Hand Color

24.5 x 18 inches
62.2 x 45.7 cm

Three beautifully embellished maps from this scarce nineteenth century Spanish atlas that was published and printed in Madrid. The maps themselves are (about 9.5 x 7.5"), each set at the center of the large double-page sheets. Each features a view below the map with a decorative frieze across the top featuring muses and putti along with the province's coat of arms and a man and woman dressed in the indigenous costume. The maps are flanked by columns of Spanish text describing the province and its history. These were produced in fine chromolithography by Ginés Ruiz. They are very uncommon and extremely attractive maps.



A tear extending across the text at right and 1" into the map of Valladolid has been closed on verso with paper tape and the centerfold has been repaired with archival tape - Good. Other 2 are very good with some spots and minor damage in the margins.

Estimate: $400 - $500


Closed on 12/3/2008