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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 ($983 • €843 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 ($426 • €365 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 ($1,703 • €1,461 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 ($576 • €495 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 ($1,572 • €1,349 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 ($79 • €67 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 ($629 • €540 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 ($498 • €427 rates)

CLOPPENBURG, Johannes. [Biscay]
Legionis, Biscaiae et Guipiscoae Typus. Amsterdam, 1630, French text edition. First Edition. 190 x 260mm. Fine impression
A reduction of the Hondius map of Biscay, engraved by Van den Keere for Cloppenburg's version of the Mercator 'Atlas Minor', KOEMAN: Me 198.
[Ref: 7918]    £170.00 ($223 • €191 rates)

TASSIN, Christophe. [A 17th century miniature map of Andalusia]
Reyno de Andaluzia. Paris, c.1633. 105 x 150mm. Good impression, wide margins.
A miniature map of Andalusia, published in Tassin's 'Cartes génerales de toutes les provinces de France et d'Espagne', first published 1633 by different Parisian publishers simultaneously. PASTEREAU: Tassin III.
[Ref: 14928]    £140.00 ($183 • €157 rates)

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