"Castiliae Veteris et Novae Descriptio", Mercator/Hondius
Subject: Southeastern Spain
Period: 1606 (dated)
Publication: Gerardi Mercatoris - Atlas sive Cosmographicae
Color: Hand Color
19.5 x 14.1 inches
49.5 x 35.8 cm
A fine early map of Spain showing the area of Castile with numerous cities and towns including Madrid and Toledo. The map is beautifully embellished with three strapwork cartouches and the Castilian coat of arms. French text on verso, published in either the 1628 or 1633 edition of Mercator's Atlas.
References: Van der Krogt (Vol. I) #6055:1A.
A dark impression with light printer's ink residue, a few printer's creases at bottom right, and minor toning along the edges of the sheet.