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Auction 174, Lot 484

"Hispalensis Conventus Delineatio, Auctore Hieronymo Chiaves", Ortelius, Abraham

Subject: Southern Spain

Period: 1579 (dated)

Publication: Theatrum Orbis Terrarum

Color: Hand Color

17.9 x 13.5 inches
45.5 x 34.3 cm
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This detailed map of Andalusia is from the now lost map by Spanish royal cosmographer Jeronimo de Chaves. The map is centered on Seville and includes the Bay of Cadiz. It is finely engraved to depict the topography and features a sea battle and several monsters off Cadiz. Each corner is adorned with a cartouche or compass rose. This is the first state with Latin text on verso, published in 1595.

References: Van den Broecke #28.

Condition: A

On a sheet with the crossed arrows watermark commonly found on Ortelius maps. There are a couple spots in the top blank margin.

Estimate: $325 - $400

Sold for: $170

Closed on 9/11/2019