Auction 159, Lot 474

"Andaluziae Nova Descript.", Mercator/Hondius

Subject: Southern Spain

Period: 1628 (circa)

Publication: Gerardi Mercatoris - Atlas sive Cosmographicae

Color: Hand Color

19.7 x 13.9 inches
50 x 35.3 cm

Handsome map of the region surrounding Seville including, Cadiz, Gibraltar and Spain's popular Costa del Sol. In 1606 Jodocus Hondius acquired the copperplates of Mercator's Atlas, to which he added thirty-seven of his own compositions, and republished this enormously influential atlas. This map strongly reflects Mercator's style with the moiré style engraving to denote the oceans and the large cartouches of interlocking strap design. French text on verso, published between 1628-33.

References: Van der Krogt (Vol. I) #6110:1A.1.

Condition: A

A dark impression on watermarked paper with attractive color and light printer's ink residue. There is minor toning along the edges of the sheet.

Estimate: $350 - $425

Sold for: $250

Closed on 9/14/2016