Auction 140, Lot 560

"L'Espagne Dressee sur la Description qui en a ete faite par Rodrigo Mendez Sylva…", Delisle, Guillaume

Subject: Spain & Portugal

Period: 1701 (dated)


Color: Hand Color

24.5 x 17.5 inches
62.2 x 44.5 cm

Handsome, large map of the Iberian Peninsula, including the Balearic Islands and part of the north coast of Africa. The map is based on the cartography of Rodrigo Mendez Sylva. The sheet is filled with detail and decorated with a beautiful title cartouche featuring Zephyrus, the Greek god of the west wind and Chloris. the goddess of spring and flowers. The map was engraved by Charles Berey and the cartouche was engraved by Charles Simonneau.


Condition: B

Original outline color on heavy hand-laid paper with light toning and a few spots. A long centerfold separation has been closed on verso with old paper and archival tape. There is a short tear in right blank margin.

Estimate: $240 - $300

Sold for: $180

Closed on 5/23/2012