Auction 154, Lot 508

"Cataloniae Principatus Descriptio Nova", Mercator/Hondius

Subject: Northeastern Spain

Period: 1623 (published)

Publication: Gerardi Mercatoris - Atlas sive Cosmographicae

Color: Hand Color

19.3 x 15.3 inches
49 x 38.9 cm

A handsome map of the Spanish region of Catalonia that covers the Mediterranean coastline from the French border via Barcelona to Tortosa. The map is filled with detail of topography, towns, and rivers. The map is adorned with two strapwork cartouches, a compass rose, a galleon, and two sea monsters. Latin text on verso.

References: Van der Krogt (Vol. I) #6250:1A.

Condition: A

A clean and bright example with attractive color and short centerfold separations at top and bottom that have been professionally repaired.

Estimate: $200 - $230

Sold for: $350

Closed on 9/16/2015