Auction 173, Lot 280

"Arragonia et Catalonia", Mercator/Hondius

Subject: Eastern Spain

Period: 1619 (published)

Publication: Gerardi Mercatoris - Atlas sive Cosmographicae

Color: Hand Color

18.5 x 13.7 inches
47 x 34.8 cm

This handsome map of Catalonia and Aragon depicts the mountains, rivers, and cities of the region, including Barcelona, Taragona, Lerida, and Cavago (Zaragoza). The map is adorned with two strapwork cartouches, two sailing ships, and a moiré patterned sea. French text on verso.

References: Van der Krogt (Vol. I) #6200:1.

Condition: B+

A crisp impression on watermarked paper with light toning, a few minor spots of foxing, and a short centerfold separation in the bottom blank margin.

Estimate: $275 - $350

Sold for: $240

Closed on 6/5/2019