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Auction 145, Lot 522

"Regnorum Hispaniae et Portugalliae Tabula Generalis jam nuper edita, nunc denuo revisa, aucta e ad Usum Scholarum novissime accommodata", Homann, Johann Baptist

Subject: Spain & Portugal

Period: 1725 (circa)

Publication: Atlas Novus Terrarum…

Color: Hand Color

22.4 x 19.2 inches
56.9 x 48.8 cm
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This terrific, large map of the Iberian peninsula includes the Balearic Islands and part of the northern coast of Africa. This is Homann's first, and most visually impressive map of Spain and Portugal. It is filled with his typical level of detail, which includes early roads, and is adorned with a marvelous pictorial cartouche. The scene shows the launching of the massive Spanish Armada. A cherub at bottom displays the royal arms for Spain and Portugal.

References: Shirley (BL Atlases) T.HOM-1b #6.

Condition: C+

There are some scattered stains, archival repairs to several centerfold separations, and a horizontal printer's crease through Majorca. There are a number of small tears and chips in blank margins that do not affect image, and most of which have been archivally repaired.

Estimate: $350 - $450


Closed on 6/12/2013