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Auction 156, Lot 500

"Gallaecia Regnum", Mercator/Hondius

Subject: Northwestern Spain

Period: 1619 (published)

Publication: Gerardi Mercatoris - Atlas sive Cosmographicae

Color: Hand Color

16.1 x 14.3 inches
40.9 x 36.3 cm

Handsome map of Galicia in northwestern Spain centered on Santiago di Compostella, Orense and Monforte de Lemos. It is ornamented with two strapwork cartouches, a moiré patterned sea and two galleons. French text on verso.

References: Van der Krogt (Vol. I) #6045:1A.

Condition: B+

Full original color on watermarked paper with light toning, a crease adjacent to centerfold at bottom, and minor foxing primarily confined to blank margins.

Estimate: $300 - $400

Sold for: $250

Closed on 2/17/2016