Auction 129, Lot 567

"Regni Valentiae Typus", Mercator/Hondius

Subject: Spain

Period: 1613 (circa)

Publication:

Color: Black & White

Size:
18.7 x 14 inches
47.5 x 35.6 cm

This handsome map of Valencia covers the coastline from Cartagena to Benicarlo and names Alicante, Denia, and nearly to Tarragona. North is oriented to the right. It is boldly accented with a sailing ship, sea monster, a fully engraved moiré-patterned sea in which decorative title and distance scale cartouches float. Latin text on verso and page 121.

References:

Condition: B+

Near fine example with very dark impression and full margins. Centerfold repair with tiny show-through in a few places.

Estimate: $250 - $300

Sold for: $190

Closed on 9/23/2009

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