1730 Tab. II. Europae, Hispaniam ac Lusitaniam Complectens

SOLD: Attractive mid-18th century map of the Iberian Peninsula

Title:

Tab. II. Europae, Hispaniam ac Lusitaniam Complectens

Map maker:

Mercator, Claudii Ptolemaei's Atlas Tabulae geographicae Orbis Terrarum

Place and Year:

Amsterdam, [c. 1730]

Dimensions:

33 x 43 cm (13¼ x 16¾ in)

Technique:

Copperplate engraving

Coloring:

Hand colored

Condition Rating:

VG+

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DETAILS

Ptolemaic map of the Iberian Peninsula originally published by Mercator in his 1578 edition of Ptolemy's Geographia.

The pictorial cartouche is flanked with two bare-breasted sphinxes, and the sea is adorned with a ship and a pair of sea monsters, one of whom looks like a dog with fur and floppy ears.

CONDITION NOTES

A few creases and other minor wear, very good.

IDENTIFIER

NL-00316

REFERENCES

Mickwitz & Miekkavaara, (Nordenskiold-2) #235-20.

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