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Auction 168, Lot 408

"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.

Condition: B

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.

Estimate: $550 - $650

Sold for: $400

Closed on 6/6/2018