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Auction 164, Lot 534

"Cataloniae Principatus Descriptio Nova", Mercator/Hondius

Subject: Northeastern Spain

Period: 1628 (circa)

Publication: Gerardi Mercatoris - Atlas sive Cosmographicae

Color: Hand Color

Size:
19 x 15.1 inches
48.3 x 38.4 cm

A handsome map of the Spanish region of Catalonia that covers the Mediterranean coastline from the French border via Barcelona to Tortosa. The map is filled with detail of topography, towns, and rivers. The map is adorned with two strapwork cartouches, a compass rose, a galleon, and two sea monsters. French text on verso, published between 1628-33.

References: Van der Krogt (Vol. I) #6250:1A.

Condition: A

A clean and bright example with a nice impression. There is light toning and a few creases along the edges of the sheet.

Estimate: $300 - $375

Sold for: $200

Closed on 9/13/2017

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