"Castiliae Veteris et Novae Descriptio", Mercator/Hondius
Subject: Southeastern Spain
Period: 1606 (dated)
Publication: Gerardi Mercatoris - Atlas sive Cosmographicae
Color: Hand Color
19.8 x 14.3 inches
50.3 x 36.3 cm
A fine early map of Spain showing the area of Castile with numerous cities and towns including Madrid and Toledo. The map is beautifully embellished with three strapwork cartouches and the Castilian coat of arms. French text on verso, published in 1619.
References: Van der Krogt (Vol. I) #6055:1A.
A crisp impression on lightly toned paper with a small coat of arms watermark and a few marginal spots of foxing.