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Auction 152, Lot 463

"Hispaniae Nova Describtio, de Integro Multis Inlocis, Secundum Hydrographicas, Desc. Emendata", Mercator/Hondius

Subject: Spain & Portugal

Period: 1623 (published)

Publication: Gerardi Mercatoris Atlas sive Cosmographicae…

Color: Hand Color

20.4 x 14.9 inches
51.8 x 37.8 cm
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This superb map of Spain and Portugal includes the Balearic Islands. It was very finely engraved by Petrus Kaerius with elaborate cartouches, sailing ships, sea monsters, and compass roses. The sea is engraved in a bold moiré pattern. Latin text on verso.

References: Van der Krogt (Vol. I) #6000:1A.1.

Condition: A

A dark impression with attractive color, a few minor spots of printer's ink residue, and a professionally repaired centerfold separation that enters 3" into map at bottom.

Estimate: $700 - $900

Sold for: $275

Closed on 2/18/2015