"L'Espagne Dressee sur la Description qui en a ete Faite par Rodrigo Mendez Sylva...", Delisle, Guillaume
Subject: Spain & Portugal
Period: 1701 (dated)
Color: Hand Color
24.5 x 17.6 inches
62.2 x 44.7 cm
Handsome, large map of the Iberian Peninsula, including the Balearic Islands and part of the north coast of Africa. The map is based on the cartography of Rodrigo Mendez Sylva. The sheet is filled with detail and decorated with a beautiful title cartouche featuring Zephyrus, the Greek god of the west wind and Chloris. the goddess of spring and flowers. The map was engraved by Charles Berey and the cartouche was engraved by Charles Simonneau.
A nice impression on watermarked paper with original wash and outline color. There is a hint of offsetting, an archivally repaired centerfold separation that enters 1" into image at bottom, and light toning along the edges of the sheet.