"Castiliae Veteris et Novae Descriptio", Mercator/Hondius
Subject: Southeastern Spain
Period: 1606 (dated)
Publication: Gerardi Mercatoris - Atlas sive Cosmographicae
Color: Hand Color
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. French text on verso, published in 1619.
References: Van der Krogt (Vol. I) #6055:1A.
Original outline color on watermarked paper with light toning and scattered foxing. There are tape stains along the top and bottom sheet edge from non-archival tape on verso.