Catalog Archive
Auction 174, Lot 489

"Gallaecia Regnum, Descripta a F. Fer. Ojea Ord. Praed et Postmodum Multis in Locis Emendata et Aucta", Jansson, Jan

Subject: Northwestern Spain

Period: 1638 (circa)

Publication: Newer Atlas

Color: Hand Color

19.2 x 14.8 inches
48.8 x 37.6 cm
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This elegantly engraved map covers the northwestern coast of Spain. It extends from the Asturias de Oviedo region and Aviles in the northeast to Baiona and the Portuguese border on the south. The detailed map includes castles, walled cities, towns, rivers, mountains, and much more. The title cartouche features Neptune hoisting a shell over his head. It is further decorated by two cherubs holding a coat of arms with a drape-style cartouche containing a musical score. There are also three sailing ships, a small sea monster, and two 16-point compass roses. German text on verso, published 1638-42.

References: Van der Krogt (Vol. II) #6045:1B.

Condition: B

A nice impression with full contemporary color on a lightly toned sheet with some moderate offsetting and printer's ink residue.

Estimate: $220 - $250

Sold for: $160

Closed on 9/11/2019