"L'Espagne Divisee en tous ses Royaumes, Principautes, &c. a l'Usage de Monseigneur le Duc de Bourgogne…", Jaillot, Alexis-Hubert
Subject: Spain & Portugal
Period: 1696 (dated)
Color: Hand Color
23.3 x 17.9 inches
59.2 x 45.5 cm
An early example of this large, handsome map of the Iberian Peninsula with Portugal, Spain and the Balearic Islands. Exceptionally detailed, the map is divided into principalities and royal regions. The map is adorned with two lovely, baroque cartouches; the mileage scale is topped with an armorial shield and the title cartouche is surrounded in a vine motif with a lion on top and a horse on the bottom. Titled in Latin above: "Nova Regni Hispaniae Accurata Descriptio, ad usum Serenissimi Burgundiae Ducis."
Watermarked paper with bold original color in the map and later coloring in the cartouches. There is light soiling, a few small abrasions along the centerfold, and an archivally repaired centerfold separation at bottom. There are a number of cracks caused by the oxidation of the green pigment, all of which have been professionally repaired on verso.