Auction 159, Lot 470

"Cataloniae Principatus Descriptio Nova", Mercator/Hondius

Subject: Northeastern Spain

Period: 1619 (published)

Publication: Gerardi Mercatoris - Atlas sive Cosmographicae

Color: Hand Color

Size:
19.2 x 15.2 inches
48.8 x 38.6 cm

A handsome map of the Spanish region of Catalonia that covers the Mediterranean coastline from the French border via Barcelona to Tortosa. The map is filled with detail of topography, towns, and rivers. The map is adorned with two strapwork cartouches, a compass rose, a galleon, and two sea monsters. French text on verso.

References: Van der Krogt (Vol. I) #6250:1A.

Condition: B+

Full original color with light toning and foxing.

Estimate: $200 - $230

Sold for: $160

Closed on 9/14/2016

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