Auction 148, Lot 521

"L'Espagne Dressee sur la Description qui en a ete faite par Rodrigo Mendez Sylvia…", Delisle/Covens & Mortier

Subject: Spain & Portugal

Period: 1730 (circa)

Publication:

Color: Hand Color

Size:
23.6 x 18.8 inches
59.9 x 47.8 cm

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. Engraved by Joan van Lugtenburg. Latin title above map: Nova Regni Hispaniae Accurata Descriptio ad Usum Serenissimi Burgundiae Ducis.

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Condition: A

A nice impression with original color on watermarked paper and two soft creases.

Estimate: $240 - $300

Sold for: $180

Closed on 2/19/2014

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