"Hispalensis Conventus Delineatio, Auctore Hieronymo Chiaues", Ortelius, Abraham
Subject: Southern Spain
Period: 1579 (dated)
Publication: Theatrum Orbis Terrarum
Color: Black & White
18 x 13.7 inches
45.7 x 34.8 cm
This detailed map of Andalusia is from the now lost map by Spanish royal cosmographer Jeronimo de Chaves. The map is centered on Seville and includes the Bay of Cadiz. It is finely engraved to depict the topography and features a sea battle and several monsters off Cadiz. Each corner is adorned with a cartouche or compass rose. This is the second state with stippling added in the seas. French text on verso, published in 1598.
References: Van den Broecke #28.
A nice impression on watermarked paper with wide, original margins, all edges gilt, and just a couple of spots in blank margins.