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Auction 145, Lot 521

"A New and Exact Map of Spain & Portugal Divided into its Kingdoms and Principalities &c.", Moll, Herman

Subject: Spain & Portugal

Period: 1711 (dated)

Publication: The World Described

Color: Hand Color

38.3 x 23.8 inches
97.3 x 60.5 cm
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Splendid map of the whole Iberian peninsula and the Balearic islands, with an amusing note berating the publishers of other "inaccurate" maps "put out by Ignorant Pretenders." The map includes a huge amount of information including roads, bridges and the "places where battles &c. have been fought by the English mentioned in history." The huge title cartouche incorporates the coats of arms of the kingdoms and principalities and on the opposite side of the map is a decorative dedication to John Duke of Argilies. Two sheets joined, as issued.

References: Shirley (BL Atlases) T.MOLL-4b [24].

Condition: B

Issued folding with original outline color, minor offsetting, a few tiny wormholes only visible when held to light, and toning along the folds. The left and right folds are backed with tissue to reinforce and repair numerous long separations.

Estimate: $600 - $700

Sold for: $400

Closed on 6/12/2013