Auction 157, Lot 520

Full Original Color

"Hispaniae Nova Describtio, de Integro Multis Inlocis, Secundum Hydrographicas, Desc. Emendata", Mercator/Hondius

Subject: Spain & Portugal

Period: 1619 (published)

Publication: Gerardi Mercatoris - Atlas sive Cosmographicae

Color: Hand Color

20.3 x 14.8 inches
51.6 x 37.6 cm

This superb map of Spain and Portugal includes the Balearic Islands. It was very finely engraved by Petrus Kaerius with elaborate cartouches, sailing ships, sea monsters, and compass roses. The sea is engraved in a bold moiré pattern. French text on verso.

References: Van der Krogt (Vol. I) #6000:1A.1.

Condition: B+

A dark impression with full original color on watermarked paper with toning.

Estimate: $350 - $425

Sold for: $250

Closed on 5/4/2016