"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.
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.