Auction 148, Lot 522

"Legionis Regnum et Asturiarum Principatus", Blaeu, (Family)

Subject: Northern Spain

Period: 1645 (circa)

Publication: Theatrum Orbis Terrarum

Color: Hand Color

19.7 x 15 inches
50 x 38.1 cm

This handsome map covers the Cordillera Cantabrica region on the northwest coast of Spain. It is roughly centered on Leon and shows a small portion of Portugal around Braganca. The major cities included are Lugo, Oviedo, Leon, Burgos, Palencia, Lerma, and Valladoilid. The coat of arms above the decorative cartouche is held by two fierce lions. Further embellishing the map are a compass rose and a fancy scale of miles cartouche with an armillary sphere. Latin text on verso, published between 1640-55.

References: Van der Krogt (Vol. II) #6010:2.

Condition: B+

A fine impression on watermarked paper with wide, original margins. There is offsetting and two small rust stains in map image.

Estimate: $250 - $325


Closed on 2/19/2014