Auction 148, Lot 523

"Le Royaume d'Arragon…", Fer, Nicolas de

Subject: Eastern Spain

Period: 1706 (dated)

Publication: Atlas ou Recueil de Cartes Geographiques…

Color: Hand Color

17.5 x 19.8 inches
44.5 x 50.3 cm

This scarce map of the Kingdom of Aragon in northeastern Spain is filled with rivers, roads, and place names. Saragoca (Zaragoza), Tortosa, Castello de la Plana, Lerida and numerous other large cities are depicted with miniature castles. Adorned with a decorative title cartouche featuring the coat of arms of the Crown of Aragon.

References: Pastoureau, FER II C [67].

Condition: B

Watermarked paper with original outline color and wide margins. There is toning along the centerfold, light offsetting, and a few stains. There are a few short edge tears, far from map image.

Estimate: $300 - $400

Sold for: $150

Closed on 2/19/2014