Map Showing Spanish Possessions Around the World
"Carte d'Espagne et des Principaux Etats Appartenans a Cette Monarchie dans les 4 Parties du Monde", Chatelain, Henry Abraham
Subject: Spain & Portugal
Period: 1720 (circa)
Publication: Atlas Historique
Color: Hand Color
17.4 x 13 inches
44.2 x 33 cm
Handsome map of the Iberian Peninsula (6.3 x 5.5") surrounded by descriptive text and tables in French. Bordering are 14 smaller maps of the Spanish possessions around the world, including the Philippines, Chili, Peru, Mexico, Naples, and Nouveau Mexique -- showing Santa Fe, Indian tribes, and locating Nova Grenade and Pey Coromedo, Xila, Hemes, and Quivira. A scarce issue.
References: Phillips (Atlases) #548.
A crisp impression on a bright sheet with an "IV" watermark and some minor printer's ink residue along the centerfold.