Auction 133, Lot 469

"Carta Esferica de las Islas de Iuiza y Formentera…", Tofino de San Miguel, Don Vincent

Subject: Balearic Islands

Period: 1786 (dated)

Publication: Atlas Maritimo de Espana

Color: Hand Color

22.3 x 32 inches
56.6 x 81.3 cm

This large, rare chart is from the first Spanish sea atlas. It provides an excellent view of Ibiza and Formentera, the two Pine Islands in the Balearic Islands. Opposite the title cartouche is an inset plan of the harbor of Ibiza complete with extensive soundings and anchorages.


Condition: B+

Faint toning and some creasing along the centerfold with a small repaired puncture in a blank area of the map just north of Formentera.

Estimate: $600 - $800

Sold for: $1,300

Closed on 9/1/2010