Auction 140, Lot 561

"[Lot of 2] Les Royaumes d'Espagne et de Portugal, Divises par Grandes Provinces... [and] Prospects of the Land Upon the Coast of Spain",

Subject: Spain & Portugal

Period: 1760-71 (circa)

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A) Les Royaumes d'Espagne et de Portugal, Divises par Grandes Provinces…, by Jean Janvier, circa 1760, hand color (17.5 x 12"). This detailed map of Spain and Portugal includes the Straits of Gibraltar, the Balearic Islands of Ibiza, Majorca and Minorca, and the northern coastline of Algeria. A decorative title cartouche features the coats of arms of Spain at top and Portugal at bottom. Condition: Original outline color on watermarked paper with wide margins and just a hint of toning.

B) Prospects of the Land Upon the Coast of Spain, from The English Pilot, published by Mount & Page, circa 1771, black & white (9 x 15"). This unique sheet depicts numerous views of the coastline of Spain and the Barbary Coast on both the recto and verso. Each view is accompanied by descriptive text of the land. The verso includes navigational notes for sailing the coasts of Spain and Barbary. Condition: Light toning and soiling in blank margins.

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Condition: A

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Estimate: $140 - $180

Sold for: $70

Closed on 5/23/2012

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