Catalog Archive
Auction 156, Lot 501

"Castiliae Veteris et Novae Descriptio", Mercator/Hondius

Subject: Southeastern Spain

Period: 1606 (dated)

Publication: Gerardi Mercatoris - Atlas sive Cosmographicae

Color: Hand Color

19.6 x 14.2 inches
49.8 x 36.1 cm

A fine early map of Spain showing the area of Castile with numerous cities and towns including Madrid and Toledo. The map is beautifully embellished with three strapwork cartouches and the Castilian coat of arms. French text on verso, published in 1619.

References: Van der Krogt (Vol. I) #6055:1A.

Condition: B

Full original color on watermarked paper with light toning, a tiny hole near center, and scattered foxing primarily confined to the blank margins.

Estimate: $160 - $190


Closed on 2/17/2016