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Auction 189, Lot 461

"Legionis Regnum et Asturiarum Principatus", Blaeu, (Family)

Subject: Northern Spain

Period: 1634 (circa)


Color: Hand Color

19 x 14.9 inches
48.3 x 37.8 cm
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This handsome map covers the Cordillera Cantabrica region on the northwest coast of Spain. It is roughly centered on Leon and shows a small portion of Portugal around Braganca. The major cities included are Lugo, Oviedo, Leon, Burgos, Palencia, Lerma, and Valladoilid. The coat of arms above the decorative cartouche is held by two fierce lions. Further embellishing the map are a compass rose and a fancy scale of miles cartouche with an armillary sphere. German text on verso, published between 1634-70, in an edition of Novus Atlas or Atlas Major.

References: Van der Krogt (Vol. II) #6010:2.

Condition: B+

Full contemporary color with a bit of printer's ink residue, light foxing that is mostly confined to the margins, and an archivally repaired centerfold split at bottom that enters 0.5" into map image.

Estimate: $160 - $190

Sold for: $140

Closed on 9/14/2022