Auction 156, Lot 503

"Arragonia et Catalonia", Mercator/Hondius

Subject: Eastern Spain

Period: 1619 (published)

Publication: Gerardi Mercatoris - Atlas sive Cosmographicae

Color: Hand Color

Size:
18.4 x 13.7 inches
46.7 x 34.8 cm

This handsome map of Catalonia and Aragon depicts the mountains, rivers, and cities of the region, including Barcelona, Taragona, Lerida, and Cavago (Zaragoza). The map is adorned with two strapwork cartouches, two sailing ships, and a moiré patterned sea. French text on verso.

References: Van der Krogt (Vol. I) #6200:1.

Condition: B+

Full original color on watermarked paper with light toning, a printer's crease at top, and two 1/2" stains at top that mirror one another across the centerfold, obscuring a very small part of the image.

Estimate: $150 - $180

Sold for: $120

Closed on 2/17/2016

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