Auction 160, Lot 525

"Hispania", Mercator/Hondius

Subject: Spain & Portugal

Period: 1610 (circa)

Publication: Atlas Minor

Color: Hand Color

7.4 x 5.8 inches
18.8 x 14.7 cm

Charming miniature map of the Iberian Peninsula and the Balearic Islands with considerable detail throughout. A sailing ship is shown entering the Straits of Gibraltar and a large strapwork title cartouche further decorates the map. Latin text on verso, published between 1610-1621.

References: Van der Krogt (Vol. III) #6000:351.

Condition: B+

A nice impression on watermarked paper with a few tiny pinholes only visible when held to light. There are remnants of non-archival tape on verso that have since been removed yet caused very light stains on recto primarily in blank margins.

Estimate: $160 - $200


Closed on 11/16/2016