Auction 154, Lot 502

"Legionis, Biscaiae et Guipiscoae Typus", Mercator/Hondius

Subject: Northern Spain

Period: 1619 (published)

Publication: Gerardi Mercatoris - Atlas sive Cosmographicae…

Color: Hand Color

18.8 x 13.8 inches
47.8 x 35.1 cm

This handsome map shows the Province of Cantabria, from the Pyrenees in the east to the Province of Asturia in the west. The map is adorned with two sailing ships in the Bay of Biscay and two strapwork cartouches. French text on verso.

References: Van der Krogt (Vol. I) #6010:1A.

Condition: B+

An excellent impression with full original color on watermarked paper. There is light color offsetting, minor toning, and some foxing.

Estimate: $160 - $190

Sold for: $120

Closed on 9/16/2015