"Mapa de la Isla de Tenerife", Lopez de Vargas Machuca, Thomas (don)
Subject: Tenerife, Canary Islands
Period: 1779 (dated)
Color: Hand Color
15.2 x 14.4 inches
38.6 x 36.6 cm
This scarce map was published by one of the most distinguished Spanish cartographers of the eighteenth century, Lopez de Vargas Machuca (1730-1802), who was Geographer to the King of Spain. This map depicts the dramatic topography of Tenerife, the largest of the Canary Islands. A legend at top left identifies cities, villages, windmills, watchtowers, and more.
References: Shirley (BL Atlases) T.LOP-2a #98.
Moderate toning with an archivally repaired tear at bottom center and two 1/2" cracks adjacent to the centerfold that have been closed on verso with archival tape.