Auction 150, Lot 476

"Regni Valentiae Typus", Mercator/Hondius

Subject: Eastern Spain

Period: 1623 (published)

Publication: Gerardi Mercatoris - Atlas sive Cosmographicae

Color: Hand Color

18.9 x 14 inches
48 x 35.6 cm

This handsome map of Valencia covers the coastline from Cartagena to Benicarlo with north oriented to the right. It is boldly accented with a sailing ship, sea monster, and a fully engraved moiré-patterned sea in which decorative title and distance scale cartouches float. Dutch text on verso.

References: Van der Krogt (Vol. I) #6155:1.1.

Condition: B+

A nice impression with attractive color, original margins, and a small hole along neatline at top right. There is light, scattered foxing primarily confined to the blank margins.

Estimate: $300 - $375

Sold for: $150

Closed on 9/17/2014