"Arragonia et Catalonia", Mercator/Hondius
Subject: Eastern Spain
Period: 1619 (published)
Publication: Gerardi Mercatoris - Atlas sive Cosmographicae
Color: Hand Color
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.
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.