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 Spain & Portugal 

LOPEZ, Don Thomas. [An 18th century Spanish map of Iberia]
Mapa General de España, dedicatdo Al Serenissimo Señor Don Carlos Antonio, Principe de Asturias. Madrid, 1770. Original colour. 505 x 605mm.
A rare map of Spain and Portugal, by Don Thomas Lopez de Vargas Machuca (1730-1802), Geographer to the King of Spain. The dedication is to the heir to the throne, later Charles IV (1748-1819), forced to abdicate in 1808.
[Ref: 14231]    £700.00 ($900 • €818 rates)

MASSA, Gaspar. [19th century Spanish sea chart of approaches to the Strait of Gibraltar]
Carta Esferica de la Costa de España desade Cabo S.n Vicente hasta P.ta Europa con la parte correspondiente de Africa. Madrid: Direccion de Hidrografia, 1831-. Touches of original colour. 630 x 925mm. Blindstamp of the Direccion de Hidrografia. Slight damp staining in margins.
A large and detailed antique sea chart of the coasts of Portugal and Spain from Cape St Vincent past Cadiz and Gibraltar to Estepona. On the African side Tangier and Ceuta are marked. The lighthouses are marked in colour.
[Ref: 12792]    £400.00 ($514 • €467 rates)


BORDONE, Benedetto. [Early maps of Cadiz and the Azores, with the mythical island 'Brazil']
[The Azores] [&] [Cadiz] Venice, 1528. Original colour. Two woodcuts on one sheet, printed area of each 85 x 145mm, set in text. Worm hole just touching border of Cadiz.
A sheet from Bordone's 'Isolario', a book describing the islands of the world, with a woodcut map on each side. Included among the Azores is the island of 'Brazil' which, according to Irish legend, was only visible once every seven years and even then was unreachable.
[Ref: 18194]    £400.00 ($514 • €467 rates)

BRAUN, Georg & HOGENBERG, Frans. [Early prospect of Loja]
Loxa. Cologne, 1575-, Latin text edition, coloured. 355 x 495mm.
Loja, a town west of Granada, after Joris Hoefnagle, published in Braun & Hogenberg's 'Civitates Orbis Terrarum', the first series of printed townplans. Hoefnagel (1542-1601) was an painter and engraver born in Antwerp who travelled extensively in Europe, including Spain (1563-7, in the company of Abraham Ortelius) and England (1569-71). In this plate he has included a portrait of himself on foot and Ortelius riding a horse.
[Ref: 7340]    £325.00 ($418 • €380 rates)

CAMOCIO, Giovanni Francesco. [Scarce 16th century Venetian map of Majorca]
De Maiorica Insula.. Venice: Ferrando and/or Donato Bertelli, c.1575. 180 x 235mm. Small repair to bottom right margin, impression weak top left.
Early map of Majorca, published in Bertelli's editions of Camocio's 'Isole famose, porti fortezze e terre marittime sottoposte alla Sig.ria di Venezia', despite this book being a description of the places claimed as subject to the Republic of Venice. A later state, with plate number.
[Ref: 13472]    £1,300.00 ($1,671 • €1,518 rates)

ORTELIUS, Abraham. [First printing of this 16th century Dutch map of the Province of Seville]
Hispalensis Conventus Delineatio, Auctore Hierymo Chiaves. Antwerp: Christoph Plantin, 1579, Latin edition. Coloured, with gold highlights. 350 x 460mm. Page number added in old ink mss. on verso.
An early map of Andalusia, extending from Las Sierras de Ronda to Cordoba and Sierra Morena to El Cerro and Aroche to Castromarin and Lepe, centered on Sevilla, with the Bay of Cadiz at the lower center. Three decorative cartouches, also showing a naval battle and sea monsters The map first appeared in the Additamentum of 1579; the text of this example matches that edition, but the original pagination '12a' has been erased and the pagination of the full Theatrum of that year, '15', written over the erasure in ink. VAN DEN BROECKE: 28.2.
[Ref: 12923]    £440.00 ($565 • €514 rates)

ORTELIUS, Abraham. [Andalucia]
Andaluzia. Brescia, 1598. 80 x 105mm, set in a page of text. Three corners made up, well outside printed area.
Southern Spain.
[Ref: 9054]    £60.00 ($77 • €70 rates)

METELLUS, Natalius Sequanus. [Spanish Islands in Africa]
[Cadiz]; [Tercera]; [Madeira & environs]; [Canaries]. Louvain, 1601. Four plates on one sheet, each c.100 x 160mm.
Published in Metellus' 'Isolario', the four plates depict Iberian islands, with Latin-text descriptions on verso.
[Ref: 3554]    £480.00 ($617 • €561 rates)

VRIENTS, Jan Baptist. [The Ortelius/Vrients map of Galicia in fine original colour]
Descripcion del Reyno de Galizia, auth. F.Fer.Oiea, ord. Pred. Antwerp, 1608-12, Italian textedition. Original colour. 380 x 485mm. Some reinforcing of verdigris on reverse.
A scarce map of Galicia engraved by Joannes Baptista Vrients, derived from the manuscript map by Ferdinando Ojea (1568-1615). In the top right corner angels hold up a book of music and an armorial, both of which have the words 'Hoc Mysterium Firmiter Profitemur' ('Here is the mystery of faith that we strongly profess'). As this map only appeared in Ortelius' 'Theatrum' from 1603 it is relatively uncommon. VAN DEN BROECKE: 32, Approximately 1300 copies printed.
[Ref: 19445]    £1,250.00 ($1,606 • €1,460 rates)

ORTELIUS, Abraham. [Andalucia, with Spanish text on verso]
Hispalensis Conventus Delineatio, Auctore Hierymo Chiaves. Antwerp, 1612, Spanish text. Original colour. 350 x 460mm. Centrefold reinforced with archivist's tissue.
First issued in 1580, this is an example of the second state, with added stippling in the sea. VAN DEN BROECKE: 28.2.
[Ref: 4306]    £275.00 ($353 • €321 rates)

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