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Auction 168, Lot 409

"Mapa de la Isla de La Palma [on sheet with] Mapa de la Isla de la Gomera", Lopez de Vargas Machuca, Thomas (don)

Subject: La Palma & La Gomera, Canary Islands

Period: 1780 (dated)


Color: Hand Color

15.4 x 14.1 inches
39.1 x 35.8 cm

This scarce sheet 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. The sheet includes individual maps of La Palma and La Gomera, with good detail of topography, cities, villages, windmills, watchtowers, and more.

References: Shirley (BL Atlases) T.LOP-2a #91.

Condition: B+

Original wash color on paper with a bunch of grapes watermark, light toning, and a 1" crack along the western coastline of La Palma that has been closed with archival tape on verso.

Estimate: $550 - $650

Sold for: $400

Closed on 6/6/2018