Auction 170, Lot 506

"Hispania", Mercator/Hondius

Subject: Spain & Portugal

Period: 1610 (published)

Publication: Atlas Minor

Color: Hand Color

7.4 x 5.8 inches
18.8 x 14.7 cm

Charming miniature map of the Iberian Peninsula and the Balearic Islands with considerable detail throughout. A sailing ship is shown entering the Straits of Gibraltar and a large strapwork title cartouche further decorates the map. Latin text on verso.

References: Van der Krogt (Vol. III) #6000:351.

Condition: A

Watermarked paper with an impression that is weak in the border at top right and minor toning along the edges of the sheet.

Estimate: $140 - $170

Sold for: $100

Closed on 11/14/2018