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