Auction 160, Lot 526

Full Original Color

"Hispaniae Nova Descriptio, 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 sharp impression with full original color on watermarked paper. There is one small paper flaw south of Salamanca and minor toning.

Estimate: $350 - $425

Sold for: $300

Closed on 11/16/2016