"Novissima Arragoniae Regni Tabula Authore Ioanne Baptista Labanna", Hondius, Henricus
Subject: Northeastern Spain
Period: 1633 (published)
Publication: Gerardi Mercatoris et I. Hondii Atlas…
Color: Hand Color
21.8 x 17.6 inches
55.4 x 44.7 cm
An attractive map of Aragon centered on Zaragoza, based on the cartography of the Portuguese mapmaker Juan Bautista Labana (1555-1624). The map displays finely engraved pictorial topography with north oriented to the right. A fine dedication cartouche at the lower left incorporates the scale of miles and a simple strapwork title is at the top. French text on verso.
References: Van der Krogt (Vol. I) #6210:1A.
Contemporary color on a watermarked sheet with light toning, minor printer's ink residue, and some tiny chips and tears along the edges of the sheet. There are centerfold separations that enter less than 1/2" into image at top and bottom.