Auction 169, Lot 519

"Mapa de la Provincia de Madrid, Comprehende el Partido de Madrid, y el de Almonacid de Zorita", Lopez de Vargas Machuca, Thomas (don)

Subject: Madrid, Spain

Period: 1773 (dated)


Color: Hand Color

15.1 x 13.4 inches
38.4 x 34 cm

This detailed map of Madrid and the surrounding area depicts towns of various sizes, farmhouses, mills, deserted towns, and "strong houses," all identified with a legend at bottom. A lettered and numbered key next to the legend identifies the locations of "religious convents" for either men and women. The inset extends the map further to the east.

References: Shirley (BL Atlases) T.LOP-2a #31.

Condition: B

Issued folding, now flattened, on watermarked paper with folds reinforced on verso with tissue. There is show-through of old manuscript writing on verso in upper left corner of map.

Estimate: $200 - $230

Sold for: $150

Closed on 9/12/2018