"Les Royaumes d'Espagne et de Portugal", Elwe, Jan Barend
Subject: Spain & Portugal
Period: 1792 (dated)
Color: Hand Color
22.9 x 19.8 inches
58.2 x 50.3 cm
This sharply engraved map of the Iberian Peninsula is filled with detail of towns, roads, and topography. The islands of Ibiza, Majorca and Minorca are included as well. The symbols used to indicate roads, rivers, monasteries, convents, Inquisition locations and other interesting places are noted in a key to the left of the cartouche. A band of text at the bottom notes the range of the Spanish and Portuguese colonial possessions in the New and Old Worlds.
Original color on bluish, watermarked paper with good margins. There is light toning along the centerfold and the impression is faint in lower left corner.