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Auction 146, Lot 514

"L'Espagne Dressee sur la Description qui en Ete Faite par Rodrigo Mendez Sylva...", Delisle, Guillaume

Subject: Spain & Portugal

Period: 1701 (dated)


Color: Hand Color

24.7 x 17.8 inches
62.7 x 45.2 cm
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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+

Attractive color on watermarked paper with wide, original margins. There are a few small spots and some extraneous creasing adjacent to centerfold.

Estimate: $300 - $375


Closed on 9/4/2013