Auction 173, Lot 279

"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

Size:
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.

Condition: B+

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.

Estimate: $200 - $230

Sold for: $120

Closed on 6/5/2019

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