Auction 96, Lot 365

"Hispania", Mercator/Hondius

Subject: Spain and Portugal

Period: 1621 (published)

Publication: Atlas Minor

Color: Hand Color

7.3 x 5.7 inches
18.5 x 14.5 cm

Charming miniature map of the Iberian Peninsula and the Balearic Islands with considerable detail throughout. A sailing ship is shown entering the Straits of Gibraltar and a large strapwork title cartouche further decorates the map. Latin text on verso.


Condition: A

Lovely and uncommon original coloring with a little smudge in cartouche. Toning and minor soil in margins.

Estimate: $275 - $325

Sold for: $275

Closed on 9/12/2001