Auction 140, Lot 557

"Hispania", Mercator/Hondius

Subject: Spain & Portugal

Period: 1607 (published)

Publication: Atlas Minor

Color: Hand Color

7.3 x 5.5 inches
18.5 x 14 cm

Charming miniature map of the Iberian Peninsula and the Balearic Islands with considerable detail throughout. A sailing ship is shown entering the Straits of Gibraltar and a large strapwork title cartouche further decorates the map. This is from the first edition, with Latin text on verso.


Condition: A

Marginal soiling with manuscript page number and cardinal directions in blank margins.

Estimate: $160 - $200

Sold for: $100

Closed on 5/23/2012