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 Spain & Portugal 

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 ($564 • €457 rates)

TALLIS, John. [Map of Iberia with vignettes]
Spain and Portugal. London, John Tallis & Co., c.1851. Original outline colour. Steel engraving, printed area 260 x 315mm, with generous margins.
Detailed map of Spain and Portugal, drawn and engraved by John Rapkin for the 'Illustrated Atlas', one of the last decorative atlases, with an ornate printed border and vignette views of Madrid & Lisbon and a bullfight.
[Ref: 17148]    £90.00 ($127 • €103 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]    £750.00 ($1,057 • €857 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 Hofnagle, 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 ($458 • €371 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 ($1,832 • €1,486 rates)

ORTELIUS, Abraham. [16th century map of the environs of Seville]
Hispalensis Conventus Delineatio, Auctore Hierymo Chiaves. Antwerp, 1584, Latin text. Original colour. 350 x 460mm.
Ortelius's 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 VAN DEN BROECKE: 28.
[Ref: 14214]    £280.00 ($395 • €320 rates)

BRAUN, Georg & HOGENBERG, Frans. [16th Century bird's-eye view of Seville in fine original colours]
Sevilla. Cologne, 1588-, German text edition. Fine original colour. 345 x 510mm.
Early 'map-view' of Seville, published for the Civitates Orbis Terrarum, the first atlas of printed town plans. The major buildings are shown in profile, with little consideration for perspective. Bird's-eye view plan of Seville with a key to 40 locations.
[Ref: 13608]    £1,200.00 ($1,691 • €1,372 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 ($85 • €69 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 ($676 • €549 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]    £380.00 ($535 • €434 rates)

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