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Lot 0137
Southern Spain. Abraham Ortelius, Hispalensis Conventus Delineatio, Auctore Hieronymo Chiaves, 1579 (dated). Hand Color. This detailed map of Andalusia is from the now lost map by Spanish royal cosmographer Jeronimo de Chaves. The map is centered on Seville and includes the Bay of Cadiz. It is finely engraved to depict the topography and features a sea battle and several monsters off Cadiz. Each corner is adorned with a cartouche or compass rose. This is the second state with Latin text on verso, published in 1603.

LITERATURE: Van den Broecke #28.

Condition

Full contemporary color with some minor cracking due to the oxidation of green pigment adjacent to the upper left and right borders that have been archivally repaired on verso. A small centerfold separation at top has also been repaired on verso. Grade: B+

Dimensions

17.8 x 13.6 in

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