"Hispalensis Conventus Delineatio, Auctore Hieronymo Chiaues", Ortelius, Abraham
Subject: Southern Spain
Period: 1579 (dated)
Publication: Theatrum Orbis Terrarum
Color: Hand Color
18.1 x 13.6 inches
46 x 34.5 cm
This detailed map of Andalusia is from the now lost map by Spanish royal cosmographer Jeronimo de Chaves. The map is centered on Seville and includes the Bay of Cadiz. It is finely engraved to depict the topography and features a sea battle and several monsters off Cadiz. Each corner is adorned with a cartouche or compass rose. This is the first state with Spanish text on verso, published in 1588.
References: Van den Broecke #28.
Excellent impression and color on watermarked paper with minor soiling and a centerfold separation at bottom that has been repaired with old paper. There are some remnants of paper glued to the top edge of the sheet on verso.