Auction 149, Lot 505

"Valentia Regnum; Contestani, Ptol. Edentani, Plin.", Blaeu, Willem

Subject: Eastern Spain

Period: 1635 (circa)

Publication: Theatre du Monde ou Nouvel Atlas

Color: Hand Color

19.4 x 15.1 inches
49.3 x 38.4 cm

A handsome map of Valencia detailing the area from the Cenia River to St. Gines and inland to Murcia and Teruel. The map has numerous place names with pictorial depictions of cities and towns. The sea is filled with galleons, a sea monster and a fine compass rose. The decorative cartouche is topped with the coat of arms of the region, featuring a miniature view of the city of Valencia. French text on verso.

References: Van der Krogt (Vol. II) #6155:2.

Condition: B+

A fine impression with generous margins, and original outline color in map with later coloring in cartouche and decorative elements. There are faint damp stains in corners of sheet, a couple of creases just above title cartouche, and a tear confined to bottom blank margin that has been closed on verso with archival tape. Otherwise a bright, clean example.

Estimate: $400 - $500

Sold for: $200

Closed on 5/21/2014