Auction 137, Lot 574

"Biscaia et Legio", Mercator/Hondius

Subject: Spain

Period: 1610 (circa)

Publication: Atlas Minor

Color: Hand Color

7.3 x 5.5 inches
18.5 x 14 cm

Charming little map of northern Spain covering the region from Aviles to the border with France and inland to include Zamora and Tordesillas. Title cartouche flanked with winged mermaids and strapwork distance scale. A fanciful little sea monster, with a bird's head and a fish tail, is shown frolicking in the Bay of Biscay. Latin text on verso.


Condition: A

Marginal soiling. Manuscript page number and cardinal directions in blank margins.

Estimate: $140 - $170

Sold for: $100

Closed on 9/14/2011