Auction 154, Lot 509

"Novissima Arragoniae Regni Tabula", Hondius, Henricus

Subject: Aragon, Spain

Period: 1633 (published)

Publication: Gerardi Mercatoris et I. Hondii Atlas…

Color: Hand Color

21.8 x 17.5 inches
55.4 x 44.5 cm

An attractive map of Aragon centered on Zaragoza, based on the cartography of the Portuguese mapmaker Juan Bautista Labana (1555-1624). The map displays finely engraved pictorial topography with north oriented to the right. A fine dedication cartouche at the lower left incorporates the scale of miles and a simple strapwork title is at the top. French text on verso.

References: Van der Krogt (Vol. I) #6210:1A.

Condition: A

Attractive example with just a few minor spots.

Estimate: $275 - $350

Sold for: $200

Closed on 9/16/2015