Auction 173, Lot 281

"Andaluziae Nova Descript. ", Mercator/Hondius

Subject: Southern Spain

Period: 1606 (dated)

Publication: Gerardi Mercatoris - Atlas sive Cosmographicae

Color: Hand Color

19.9 x 14 inches
50.5 x 35.6 cm

Handsome map of the region surrounding Seville including, Cadiz, Gibraltar and Spain's popular Costa del Sol. In 1606 Jodocus Hondius acquired the copperplates of Mercator's Atlas, to which he added thirty-seven of his own compositions, and republished this enormously influential atlas. This map strongly reflects Mercator's style with the moiré style engraving to denote the oceans and the large cartouches of interlocking strap design. French text on verso, published in 1619.

References: Van der Krogt (Vol. I) #6110:1A.1.

Condition: B+

A nice impression on paper with a small coat of arms watermark, light toning, and some damp stains confined to the edges of the sheet.

Estimate: $200 - $230

Sold for: $190

Closed on 6/5/2019