Auction 149, Lot 499

"Castilia Vetus et Nova", Hondius/Bertius

Subject: Central Spain & Northern Portugal

Period: 1618 (published)

Publication: Tabularum Geographicarum Contractarum…

Color: Hand Color

5.5 x 3.9 inches
14 x 9.9 cm

This miniature map shows the majority of the Iberian Peninsula, centered approximately on Salamanca. Northern Portugal is shown from Lisbon to Braga, and the map extends east past Cuenca. Numerous other towns are shown, including Madrid, Valladolid, Toledo, and Ciudad Real. Adorned with two strapwork cartouches and stippled sea. The majority of the maps for Bertius' geographical treatise were engraved by Jodocus Hondius Jr. after Mercator. French text on verso.

References: King (2nd ed.) pp. 96-99; Van der Krogt (Vol. III) #6055:342.

Condition: A

Nice impression and color on watermarked paper with a hint of toning.

Estimate: $140 - $170

Sold for: $70

Closed on 5/21/2014