Auction 158, Lot 305

"Castiliae Veteris et Novae Descriptio", Mercator/Hondius

Subject: Southeastern Spain

Period: 1606 (dated)

Publication: Gerardi Mercatoris - Atlas sive Cosmographicae

Color: Hand Color

Size:
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. Latin text on verso, published between 1613-23.

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

Condition: B

Original color with large, light damp stains in bottom corners of map and in top blank margin.

Estimate: $200 - $230

Sold for: $100

Closed on 6/22/2016

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