Auction 134, Lot 482

"Carte de l'Espagne dressee par Guillaume Delisle sur la description de Rodrigo Mendez Sylva", Delisle/Buache

Subject: Spain & Portugal

Period: 1765 (dated)


Color: Hand Color

23.6 x 18.6 inches
59.9 x 47.2 cm

This detailed map of the Iberian peninsula is based on the observations of the great Portuguese geographer, Rodrigo Mendez Silva. The map is an excellent example of Delisle's scientific style of mapmaking with clear detail of the topography and political information. Typical of the French school of cartography, the decorative elements of the map are kept to the cartouche.


Condition: B+

Original outline color with a few minor spots in the map and minor damp stains in the margins.

Estimate: $200 - $250

Sold for: $150

Closed on 12/1/2010