"Partie Meridionale des Costes d'Espagne ou sont les Royaumes de Granade et d'Andalousie avec l'Etendue des Anciens Royaumes de Cordua, de Sevilla, et de Iaen…", Nolin, Jean Batiste
Subject: Southern Spain
Period: 1700-47 (circa)
Color: Hand Color
17 x 21.3 inches
43.2 x 54.1 cm
This map of part of southern Spain is the western half of a four-sheet map. The map was issued during the War of Spanish Succession, which was caused by the succession of the Frenchman Philippe of Anjou to the Spanish throne, thereby uniting France and Spain under the House of Bourbon. This upset the balance of power in Europe and was opposed by the British, Dutch and Germans. During the conflict, the southern part of Spain was the main theater of war. This section includes the Bay of Cadiz and Gibraltar and the major cities of Merida, Seville and Corduba. On two sheets, joined as issued. The map stands on its own with full borders and a decorative title cartouche, which contains a dedication to Philip V.
References: Shirley (BL Atlases) T.NOL-2a.
Watermarked paper with wide margins and light toning along centerfold and in blank margins.