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 Spain & Portugal 

FORLANI, Paolo. [A 'Lafreri-School' map of Iberia]
[Untitled map of Iberia.] Venice: Ferrando di Bertelli, c.1567. Two sheets joined, total 435 x 545mm, on paper with an anchor watermark, with exceptional margins. Evidence of a crack in the printing plate on the lower left edge.
An exceptional example of this rare separate-issue map of Iberia. Forlani was one of the most prominent members of the 'Lafreri-school' group of mapmakers in Italy. Not only did he publish his own maps, his skills as engraver, particularly for lettering, made other publishers commission him to make maps for them: maps attributed to him were published by, among others, Camocio, Bertelli and Zaltieri in Venice, and Duchetti in Rome. This is one of the few to bear his name: of the 97 maps attributed to him by David Woodward, eighty are unsigned. WOODWARD: The Maps and Prints of Paulo Forlani; MAPFORUM.COM: Issue 11, biography, & Forlani's Works, 68.
[Ref: 7437]    £9,800.00 ($12,593 • €11,446 rates)

ORTELIUS, Abraham. [A pirated edition of the Ortelius Epitome map of Spain & Portugal]
Regni Hispaniae Post Omnium Editiones Locupletissima Descriptio. Venice, c.1655. Coloured. 80 x 105mm.
A miniature map of Spain and Portugal. A second title appears outside the neatline. The map was published in 'Il theatro del mondo', an Italian pirate edition of the Ortelius 'Epitome' miniature atlas. First published in 1598, the publication was revived in 1655, forty years after the last edition of the Dutch original. KOEMAN: Ort 70.
[Ref: 14691]    £100.00 ($129 • €117 rates)

DE WIT, Frederick. [A superb sea chart of Spain & Portugal]
Hispaniæ, et Portugallæ Maritimi tractus, à S.Andero, ad Malagam. Pascaert van Spagnie, en Portugal. Amsterdam, c.1688. Coloured. 500 x 570mm.
Highly decorative chart of the Atlantic coasts of Spain and Portugal, orientated with north to the left. Published in the 'Orbis Maritimus ofte Zee Atlas', De Wit uses the decorative title cartouche in full original colour to vent his anti-Spanish feelings. One Spaniard is surrounded by kneeling captives, with a decapitated body to one side. A donnã has a small black child carrying her train. KOEMAN: Wit 16.
[Ref: 15336]    £850.00 ($1,092 • €993 rates)

FER, Nicolas de. [A monumental wall map of Spain early in the War of the Spanish Succession]
Espagne Triomphante sous le Regne de Philippe V. Paris: De Fer, 1704. Coloured. Four sheets conjoined, total 1000 x 1280mm. Some restoration, as usual with these separate-issue maps, backed on canvas.
A superb wall map of Iberia, published soon after the accession of Philippe V to the throne of Spain in 1700. This gave the French reason to celebrate as Philippe was grandson of the French king Louis XIV (the 'Sun King'), meaning a closer connection between the two thrones. In the huge ornamental border are medallion portraits of Philippe and his wife, Marie Louise of Savoy, and 81 medallion portraits going back to the Visgoth king Athaulf (410-5). Bottom left is a plan of Madrid; bottom right is a view of the Escurial Palace. Not all of Europe was as happy as France to have Bourbon kings on the throne of both Spain and France, and soon the War of the Spanish Succession (1701-14) broke out, with Charles of Austria the rival claimant. During the war Spain lost both Gibraltar and Minorca to Britain.
[Ref: 12932]    £12,500.00 ($16,063 • €14,600 rates)

DANCKERTS, Justus. [A Finely Engraved Dutch Map of Spain]
Accuratissima Totius Regni Hispaniæ Tabula Per Iustinium Danckerts. Amsterdam, c. 1705. Original colour. 500 x 580mm. A very good example.
A splendid map of Iberia in fine original colour, showing topography, settlements and regional divisions. With a decorative title cartouche surmounted by the Spanish Royal Arms, and flanked by a personification of peace and disporting putti and mermaids. Justus Danckerts is one of the lesser known publishers active in Amsterdam in the last decade of the 18th century. His atlases are appreciably scarcer than those of his leading rivals, the Visschers and De Wit.
[Ref: 10622]    £600.00 ($771 • €701 rates)

PRICE, Charles & Senex, John. [Uncommon two-sheet map of Iberia]
A Correct Map of Spain & Portugal According to the newest observations and discoveries communicated to the Royal Society at London and the Royal Academy at Paris. London: Charles Price & John Senex, c.1708. Original outline colour. Two sheets conjoined, total 705 x 965mm. Some restoration, as is common on these large maps.
An early example of this large map of Iberia, drawn by Price and engraved by Senex. Their partnership did not last after 1711, after which Senex issued many of their maps in his 'English Atlas' from 1714.
[Ref: 11777]    £500.00 ($643 • €584 rates)

BION, Nicolas. [Early 18th Century Map of Iberia]
L'Espagne Dresse sur les Observations de l'Academie Royale des Sciences et suivent les Memoires les plus Nouveaux. Paris, 1710. Coloured. 165 x 193mm.
Issued by Bion who was also known as a globe-maker.
[Ref: 11338]    £160.00 ($206 • €187 rates)

MOLL, Herman. [Two-sheet antique map of the Iberian Peninsula]
A New and Exact Map of Spain & Portugal Divided into its Kingdoms and Principalities &c with ye Principal Roads... London: John Bowles, Philip Overton, Thomas Bowles, & John King, c.1725. Original outline colour. Two sheets conjoined, total 620 x 990mm. Laid on linen, wear at binding folds as usual in these large maps.
Moll's large-format map of Spain and Portugal, published in 1711, during the War of the Spanish Succession. A decorative cartouche surrounds a dedication to the Duke of Argyll, the 'General of Her Majesty's Forces in Spain', and the battles of Gibraltar and Fort Mahon are both marked, recent victories for the English. Also of interest is the 'Advertisment', containing one of Moll's famous attacks on his competitors. It starts: 'Among all ye Cheats that ye world are dayly abus'd with, none have lately been more Scandalous than that of Maps'.
[Ref: 12707]    £1,100.00 ($1,414 • €1,285 rates)

SEUTTER, Matthäus. [Classic 18th century map of Spain & Portugal]
Novissima et accuratissima Regnorum Hispaniæ et Portugalliæ Mappa Geographica... Augsburg, c.1730. Fine original colour. 500 x 580mm.
A map of Spain and Portugal in fine colour, featuring an elaborate and finely engraved title cartouche, bearing 16 regional coats of arms of the various provinces and a larger coat of arms of Spain, surmounted by an elaborate allegorical cartouche showing two cherubs gathering the wealth and conquest of Spain.
[Ref: 19498]    £650.00 ($835 • €759 rates)

BOSSUET, Jacques Benigne. [Miniature Map of Spain]
Espagne. Amsterdam, François L'Honoré, 1743. Coloured. 145 x 165.
A charming pocket map of the Iberian peninsula and Balearic Islands. Credited in the title to Nicholas Sanson Jr.
[Ref: 10243]    £100.00 ($129 • €117 rates)

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