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Auction 150, Lot 475

"Gallaecia Regnum", Mercator/Hondius

Subject: Northwestern Spain

Period: 1623 (published)

Publication: Gerardi Mercatoris - Atlas sive Cosmographicae

Color: Hand Color

16.3 x 14.5 inches
41.4 x 36.8 cm
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Handsome map of Galicia in northwestern Spain centered on Santiago di Compostella, Orense and Monforte de Lemos. It is ornamented with two strapwork cartouches, a moiré patterned sea and two galleons. Latin text on verso.

References: Van der Krogt (Vol. I) #6045:1A.

Condition: B+

A nice impression with attractive color and original margins. There is very light soiling, just a hint of offsetting along the centerfold, and scattered foxing in the blank margins.

Estimate: $300 - $400

Sold for: $250

Closed on 9/17/2014