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Auction 156, Lot 498

"Legionis, Biscaiae et Guipiscoae Typus", Mercator/Hondius

Subject: Northern Spain

Period: 1619 (published)

Publication: Gerardi Mercatoris - Atlas sive Cosmographicae

Color: Hand Color

18.8 x 13.7 inches
47.8 x 34.8 cm

This handsome map shows the Province of Cantabria, from the Pyrenees in the east to the Province of Asturia in the west. The map is adorned with two sailing ships in the Bay of Biscay and two strapwork cartouches. French text on verso.

References: Van der Krogt (Vol. I) #6010:1A.

Condition: B+

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

Estimate: $160 - $190

Sold for: $120

Closed on 2/17/2016