Auction 154, Lot 507

"Arragonia et Catalonia", Mercator/Hondius

Subject: Eastern Spain

Period: 1619 (published)

Publication: Gerardi Mercatoris - Atlas sive Cosmographicae

Color: Hand Color

18.4 x 13.6 inches
46.7 x 34.5 cm

This handsome map of Catalonia and Aragon depicts the mountains, rivers, and cities of the region, including Barcelona, Taragona, Lerida, and Cavago (Zaragoza). The map is adorned with two strapwork cartouches, two sailing ships, and a moiré patterned sea. French text on verso.

References: Van der Krogt (Vol. I) #6200:1.

Condition: B

Full original color on watermarked paper with light toning, minor color offsetting, and two small stains at bottom center. There is an extraneous crease adjacent to the centerfold.

Estimate: $150 - $180

Sold for: $120

Closed on 9/16/2015