Auction 168, Lot 490

"Regni Valentiae Typus", Mercator/Hondius

Subject: Eastern Spain

Period: 1634 (published)

Publication: Gerardi Mercatoris - Atlas sive Cosmographicae

Color: Hand Color

Size:
18.8 x 13.9 inches
47.8 x 35.3 cm

This handsome map of Valencia covers the coastline from Cartagena to Benicarlo with north oriented to the right. It is boldly accented with a sailing ship, sea monster, and a fully engraved moiré-patterned sea in which decorative title and distance scale cartouches float. Dutch text on verso.

References: Van der Krogt (Vol. I) #6155:1.1.

Condition: B+

A nice impression with two small holes above the distance scale and minor creasing along the centerfold, which has been archivally reinforced on verso.

Estimate: $200 - $230

Sold for: $120

Closed on 6/6/2018

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