Auction 98, Lot 338

"L'Espagne Dressee sur la Description qui en a ete faite par Rodrigo Mendez Sylva…", Covens & Mortier

Subject: Spain and Portugal

Period: 1730 (circa)


Color: Hand Color

23.5 x 18.7 inches
59.7 x 47.5 cm

Fine, large map of the region, including the Balearic Islands and part of the coast of Africa. Based on the cartography of Guillaume Delisle and Rodrigo Mendez Sylva. Filled with detail and decorated with a beautiful title cartouche and distance scale. Engraved by Joan Lugtenburg. Alternate title at top "Nova Regni Hispaniae Accurata Descriptio ad Usum Serenissimi Burgundiae Ducis, Authore G. De L'Isle Geographie."


Condition: A

Minor restorations in margins.

Estimate: $400 - $450

Sold for: $300

Closed on 3/6/2002