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Auction 174, Lot 471

"Hispaniae Nova Describtio, de Integro Multis Inlocis, Secundum Hydrographicas, Desc. Emendata", Mercator/Hondius

Subject: Spain & Portugal

Period: 1619 (published)

Publication: Gerardi Mercatoris - Atlas sive Cosmographicae

Color: Hand Color

20.5 x 14.9 inches
52.1 x 37.8 cm
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This superb map of Spain and Portugal includes the Balearic Islands. It was very finely engraved by Petrus Kaerius with elaborate cartouches, sailing ships, sea monsters, and compass roses. The sea is engraved in a bold moiré pattern. French text on verso.

References: Van der Krogt (Vol. I) #6000:1A.1.

Condition: A

A crisp impression on a bright sheet with a small coat of arms watermark and an archivally repaired centerfold separation at bottom.

Estimate: $475 - $600

Sold for: $400

Closed on 9/11/2019