Auction 154, Lot 504

"Andaluziae Nova Descript.", Mercator/Hondius

Subject: Southern Spain

Period: 1606 (dated)

Publication: Gerardi Mercatoris - Atlas sive Cosmographicae

Color: Hand Color

Size:
19.9 x 14 inches
50.5 x 35.6 cm

Handsome map of the region surrounding Seville including, Cadiz, Gibraltar and Spain's popular Costa del Sol. In 1606 Jodocus Hondius acquired the copperplates of Mercator's Atlas, to which he added thirty-seven of his own compositions, and republished this enormously influential atlas. This map strongly reflects Mercator's style with the moiré style engraving to denote the oceans and the large cartouches of interlocking strap design. French text on verso, published in 1619.

References: Van der Krogt (Vol. I) #6110:1A.1.

Condition: B

Full original color on watermarked paper with light toning, some color offsetting, and scattered foxing primarily confined to the blank margins.

Estimate: $200 - $230

Sold for: $100

Closed on 9/16/2015

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