Catalog Archive
Auction 174, Lot 478

"Cataloniae Principatus Descriptio Nova", Mercator/Hondius

Subject: Northeastern Spain

Period: 1619 (published)

Publication: Gerardi Mercatoris - Atlas sive Cosmographicae

Color: Hand Color

19.3 x 15.1 inches
49 x 38.4 cm
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A handsome map of the Spanish region of Catalonia that covers the Mediterranean coastline from the French border via Barcelona to Tortosa. The map is filled with detail of topography, towns, and rivers. The map is adorned with two strapwork cartouches, a compass rose, a galleon, and two sea monsters. French text on verso.

References: Van der Krogt (Vol. I) #6250:1A.

Condition: B+

A crisp impression on watermarked paper with light toning, a few minor spots of foxing, and a short centerfold separation that enters 1/2" into the image at bottom.

Estimate: $275 - $350

Sold for: $200

Closed on 9/11/2019