"L'Espagne Dressee sur la Description qui en a ete Faite par Rodrigo Mendez Sylva et sur Plusieurs Relations et Cartes Manuscrites...", Delisle/Buache
Subject: Spain & Portugal
Period: 1745 (dated)
Color: Hand Color
24.6 x 17.8 inches
62.5 x 45.2 cm
Handsome, large map of the Iberian Peninsula, including the Balearic Islands and part of the north coast of Africa. The map is based on the cartography of Rodrigo Mendez Sylva. The sheet is filled with detail and decorated with a beautiful title cartouche featuring Zephyrus, the Greek god of the west wind and Chloris. the goddess of spring and flowers. The map was engraved by Charles Berey (whose imprint has been removed in this edition) and the cartouche was engraved by Charles Simonneau.
A dark impression with light soiling, a couple of short printer's creases along the centerfold, and some minor foxing in the image that is more prominent in the blank margins.