Auction 160, Lot 535

"Castiliae Veteris et Novae Descriptio", Mercator/Hondius

Subject: Southeastern Spain

Period: 1606 (dated)

Publication: Gerardi Mercatoris - Atlas sive Cosmographicae

Color: Hand Color

Size:
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.

Condition: B+

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.

Estimate: $180 - $220

Sold for: $130

Closed on 11/16/2016

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