Auction 133, Lot 466

"Andaluziae Nova Descript.", Hondius, Jodocus

Subject: Spain

Period: 1606 (dated)

Publication: Gerardi Mercatoris Atlas

Color: Hand Color

19.8 x 14 inches
50.3 x 35.6 cm

Handsome map of the region surrounding Seville including, Cadiz, Gibraltar and Spain's popular Costa del Sol. In 1606 Jodocus Hondius acquired the copperplates of Mercator's Atlas, to which he added thirty-seven of his own compositions, and republished this enormously influential atlas. This map strongly reflects Mercator's style with the moiré style engraving to denote the oceans and the large cartouches of interlocking strap design. Dutch text on verso.


Condition: A

There is minor weakness along the centerfold and some bleed through of the color on verso, else fine.

Estimate: $375 - $450

Sold for: $275

Closed on 9/1/2010