Auction 160, Lot 536

"Regni Valentiae Typus", Mercator/Hondius

Subject: Eastern Spain

Period: 1619 (published)

Publication: Gerardi Mercatoris - Atlas sive Cosmographicae

Color: Hand Color

Size:
18.9 x 14 inches
48 x 35.6 cm

This handsome map of Valencia covers the coastline from Cartagena to Benicarlo with north oriented to the right. It is boldly accented with a sailing ship, sea monster, and a fully engraved moiré-patterned sea in which decorative title and distance scale cartouches float. French text on verso.

References: Van der Krogt (Vol. I) #6155:1.1.

Condition: B+

A strong impression with full original color on watermarked paper. There is light color offsetting and minor toning.

Estimate: $200 - $230

Sold for: $150

Closed on 11/16/2016

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