Antique Maps of Spain
incl. Balearics, Canaries

Andaluzia continens Sevillam et Cordubam.

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BLAEU, Willem.

Origin: Amsterdam, 1650, Dutch text edition.

Andalucia, with Sevilla virtually in the centre. Córdoba, Málaga and Ronda are shown as are Gibraltar and Granada.

Condition: Fine original colour; light toning to the edges of the paper, very minor spotting mostly to the margins, otherwise a fine example.

Size: 385 x 500mm (15¼ x 19¾ inches).

Reference: 10028

Price: £340

Andaluzia continens Sevillam et Cordubam.

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BLAEU, Willem.

Origin: Amsterdam, 1635, French text edition.

Andalucia, with Sevilla virtually in the centre. Córdoba, Málaga and Ronda are shown as are Gibraltar and Granada. From an early edition of Blaeu's 'Theatrum' volume I.

Condition: Fine original colour; light age-toning, slightly darker at the edges of the sheet, very minor spotting mostly to the margins, short repaired tear to lower margin, otherwise a fine example.

Size: 380 x 500mm (15 x 19¾ inches).

Reference: 11051

Price: £290

Andaluzia continens Sevillam et Cordubam.

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VALK, Gerard & SCHENK, Peter.

Origin: Amsterdam, 1706.

Andalucia, with Sevilla virtually in the centre. Córdoba, Málaga and Ronda are shown as are Gibraltar and Granada.

Condition: Superb original body colour; light spotting to large margins, overall a fine example.

Size: 380 x 490mm (15 x 19¼ inches).

Reference: 12535

Price: £360

Aragonia et Navarra

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BLAEU, Willem.

Origin: Amsterdam, c.1640, Latin text edition.

A map of north eastern Spain orientated with west to the top of the page, this map centres on the city of Zaragoza and includes Pamplona and Logrono in the Rioja. Also shows Baiona (Biarritz) and the Pyrénées.

Condition: Fine original colour; minor marginal centrefold split at the bottom and some waterstaining to the side margins, some old paper repairs again to the edges of the margins, otherwise a very good example.

Size: 385 x 500mm (15¼ x 19¾ inches).

Reference: 10027

Price: £190

Aragonia et Navarra.

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BLAEU, Willem.

Origin: Amsterdam, 1635, French text edition.

A map of north eastern Spain orientated with west to the top of the page, this map centres on the city of Zaragoza and includes Pamplona and Logrono in the Rioja. Also shows Baiona (Biarritz) and the Pyrénées. From an early edition of Blaeu's 'Theatrum' volume I.

Condition: Fine original colour; light overall age-toning, slightly darker in the top margin and the upper centrefold area, very minor spotting in margins, otherwise a very good example.

Size: 385 x 500mm (15¼ x 19¾ inches).

Reference: 11071

Price: £210

Arragonia Regnum.

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VALK, Gerard & SCHENK, Peter.

Origin: Amsterdam, 1706.

Centred on the city of Zaragoza (Caragoca), shows the River Ebro and its course to Tortosa near the Mediterranean coast.

Condition: Superb original body colour; light spotting to large margins, overall a very good example.

Size: 410 x 490mm (16¼ x 19¼ inches).

Reference: 12532

Price: £280

Arragonia et Catalonia.

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MERCATOR, Gerard.

Origin: Amsterdam, Jodocus Hondius, 1619, French text edition.

Aragon and Catalonia, names Barcelona.

Condition: Uncoloured; a strong dark impression with only minor signs of wear and marginal defects otherwise very good.

Size: 350 x 470mm (13¾ x 18½ inches).

Reference: 7051

Price: £190

Biscaia et Guipuscoa Cantabriae Veteris Pars.

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BLAEU, Willem.

Origin: Amsterdam, 1650, Dutch text edition.

Northern Spain, showing Bilbao and the surrounding area.

Condition: Fine original colour; light toning to the edges of the paper, very minor spotting in margins, slight show through of text from verso, otherwise a fine example.

Size: 385 x 500mm (15¼ x 19¾ inches).

Reference: 10033

Price: £280

Biscaia et Guipuscoa Cantabriae Veteris Pars.

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BLAEU, Willem.

Origin: Amsterdam, 1635, French text edition.

Northern Spain, showing Bilbao and the surrounding area. From an early edition of Blaeu's 'Theatrum' volume I.

Condition: Fine original colour; light overall age-toning, slightly darker in places, some minor marginal staining particularly in the centrefold area, paperclip shaped rust mark to the upper edge of the top margin, otherwise a very good example.

Size: 380 x 500mm (15 x 19¾ inches).

Reference: 11075

Price: £230

Canarie.

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MALLET, Alain Manesson.

Origin: Paris, 1683.

A fine view of Canarie, from 'Description de l'Univers", a five volume work.

Condition: Coloured, highlighted with gum arabic; light soiling to margins, otherwise fine.

Size: 150 x 100mm (6 x 4 inches).

Reference: 13025

Price: £60

Catalonia.

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BLAEU, Johannes.

Origin: Amsterdam, 1650, Dutch text edition.

Four sailing veseels and two compass roses add to this decorative map of Catalonia.

Condition: Fine original colour; signs of an old printers crease just to the right of centrefold, light toning to the edges of the paper, very minor spotting in margins, light offsetting of original colour, otherwise a fine example.

Size: 380 x 500mm (15 x 19¾ inches).

Reference: 10022

Price: £360

Conil - Xeres de la Frontera.

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BRAUN, Georg & HOGENBERG, Franz.

Origin: Cologne, 1574-.

Two views on one sheet, the top one of the Andalucian coastal town of Conil de la Frontera, near Cadiz. The view shows the preparation of fish, a man can be seen hacking away at what is probably a pile of salt and then the storage in barrels. The lower one the centre of the sherry production area at Jerez de la Frontera. In the foreground can be seen two mounted horsemen with lances and shields and a couple dressed in the fineries of contemporary costume. From volume II of Braun and Hogenberg's 'Civitates Orbis Terrarum', the first collection of town plans.

Condition: Fine original colour; some soiling and staining mainly to the margins, old repaired tear along centrefold to about half-way and across to the left, hardly noticable from the front, otherwise very good.

Size: 315 x 460mm (12½ x 18 inches).

Reference: 7970

Price: £280

Descrittione del L'Isola di Maiorica.

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PORCACCHI, Tomaso.

Origin: Venice, Girolamo Porro, 1572-.

One of the earliest single maps of Majorca available, set in a page of text with decorative woodcut scroll and initial. From 'L'Isole Piu Famose del Mondo'.

Condition: Uncoloured; minor staining to margins, otherwise good.

Size: 105 x 140mm (4¼ x 5½ inches).

Reference: 8021

Price: £260

Descrittione del L'Isola di Minorica.

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PORCACCHI, Tomaso.

Origin: Venice, Girolamo Porro, 1572-.

One of the earliest single maps of Minorca available, set in a page of text with decorative woodcut scroll and initial. From 'L'Isole Piu Famose del Mondo'.

Condition: Uncoloured; minor staining to margins, otherwise good.

Size: 105 x 140mm (4¼ x 5½ inches).

Reference: 8022

Price: £260

Gallæcia Regnum.

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BLAEU, Willem.

Origin: Amsterdam, 1635, French text edition.

A fine map of north western Spain. From an early edition of Blaeu's 'Theatrum' volume I.

Condition: Fine original colour; light toning overall, slightly darker in the upper margin, very minor spotting in margins, very short split to centrefold in lower margin, well away from printed surface, otherwise a very good example.

Size: 380 x 500mm (15 x 19¾ inches).

Reference: 11073

Price: £290

Gallæcia Regnum.

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VALK, Gerard & SCHENK, Peter.

Origin: Amsterdam, 1706.

Highly decorative cartouche, with ships and a sea monster in the Mediterranean.

Condition: Superb original body colour; light spotting to large margins, centrefold split expertly repaired, overall a very good example.

Size: 370 x 480mm (14½ x 19 inches).

Reference: 12529

Price: £360

Gibraltar - Plan du Port et Ville de Mahon, du Fort St. Philippe et ses Fortifications.

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Le ROUGE. George Louis.

Origin: Paris, 1756.

A rare map showing Gibraltar and the Harbour and town of Mahon on Minorca. Insets of the island and the location of both on a small map of the Mediterranean. A numbered key gives the various locations of important landmarks.

Condition: Some signs of wear but otherwise good.

Size: 475 x 655mm (18¾ x 25¾ inches).

Reference: 6058

Price: £420

Granata et Murcia Regna.

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BLAEU, Johannes.

Origin: Amsterdam, 1650, Dutch text edition.

Southern Spain and the Costa del Sol, from Gibraltar to Alicante (Costa Blanca). Granada is shown in the centre, together with Sevilla, Córdoba and Málaga. Decorative title cartouche and a sea battle adorn the sea area and lower parts of the map.

Condition: Fine original colour; light toning to the edges of the paper, very minor spotting in margins, very slight show through of text from verso, otherwise a fine example.

Size: 380 x 495mm (15 x 19½ inches).

Reference: 10029

Price: £280

Granata et Murcia Regna.

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VALK, Gerard & SCHENK, Peter.

Origin: Amsterdam, 1706.

Southern Spain and the Costa del Sol, from Gibraltar to Alicante (Costa Blanca). Granada is shown in the centre, together with Sevilla, Córdoba and Málaga. Decorative title cartouche and a sea battle adorn the sea area and lower parts of the map.

Condition: Superb original body colour; light spotting to large margins, overall a fine example.

Size: 370 x 490mm (14½ x 19¼ inches).

Reference: 12527

Price: £340

Insulæ Balearides et Pytiusæ.

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MERIAN, Matthias.

Origin: Frankfurt, c.1650.

A chart depicting the balearic islands of Majorca, Minorca and Ibiza and the east coast of Spain stretching from Valencia to Barcelona. Highly decorated with sailing ships, sea monsters and compass roses, similar in format to the larger map by Blaeu.

Condition: Uncoloured; very light water stain to upper margin, light toning to centrefold due to guard paste from atlas, otherwise a very good example.

Size: 295 x 380mm (11½ x 15 inches).

Reference: 3490

Price: £320

Isles Canaries.

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MALLET, Alain Manesson.

Origin: Paris, 1683.

A fine miniature map of the Canaries, from 'Description de l'Univers", a five volume work.

Condition: Coloured, highlighted with gum arabic; light soiling to margins, otherwise fine.

Size: 150 x 105mm (6 x 4¼ inches).

Reference: 13024

Price: £75

Isola di Minorca...

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ZATTA, Antonio.

Origin: Venice, 1778.

With a decorative title cartouche and an inset of the Port and City of Mahon. From 'Atlante Novissimo'.

Condition: Original colour; light soiling to margins, otherwise a very good example.

Size: 325 x 425mm (12¾ x 16¾ inches).

Reference: 8581

Price: £310

L'Escurial.

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FER, Nicholas de.

Origin: Paris, 1705.

A birds-eye view of the Escorial at San Lorenzo, a superb piece of engraving with a Royal procession in the foreground.

Condition: Uncoloured; some minor soiling and slight overall age-toning, otherwise very good.

Size: 225 x 340mm (8¾ x 13½ inches).

Reference: 8433

Price: £180

Legionis Regnum et Asturiarum Principatus.

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BLAEU, Willem.

Origin: Amsterdam, 1650, Dutch text edition.

Northern Spain, showing Leon in the centre, and also showing Villadolid, Oviedo and Santander (S. Andero).

Condition: Fine original colour; light toning to the edges of the paper, very minor spotting in margins, slight show through of text from verso, otherwise a fine example.

Size: 385 x 500mm (15¼ x 19¾ inches).

Reference: 10032

Price: £260

Legionis Regnum et Asturiarum Principatus.

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BLAEU, Willem.

Origin: Amsterdam, 1635, French text edition.

Northern Spain, showing Leon in the centre, and also showing Villadolid, Oviedo and Santander (S. Andero). From an early edition of Blaeu's 'Theatrum' volume I.

Condition: Fine original colour; light toning overall, slightly darker above the title cartouche and the centrefold area, very minor spotting in margins, otherwise a very good example.

Size: 385 x 495mm (15¼ x 19½ inches).

Reference: 11072

Price: £240

Les Isles Canaries.

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ROBERT de VAUGONDY, Gilles.

Origin: Paris, 1749.

A superbly detailed map of the Canary Islands, with inset map of Madera. Published in the Robert de Vaugondy "Atlas Portatif Universel et Militaire".

Condition: Coloured, possibly original; light age-toning and some spotting to the margins, overall a very good example.

Size: 163 x 195mm (6½ x 7¾ inches).

Reference: 13048

Price: £140

Madrid.

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Society for the Diffusion of Useful Knowledge, (S.D.U.K.)

Origin: London, Baldwin & Cradock, 1831.

An early Victorian detailed plan of the city, drawn by W.B.Clarke and engraved by J.Henshall, with the important buildings in profile along the bottom. From the 1844 edition published by Chapman & Hall for The Society for the Diffusion of Useful Knowledge.

Condition: Original outline colour; light age-toning to the edges of the margins, minor soiling, otherwise a very good example.

Size: 320 x 375mm (12½ x 14¾ inches).

Reference: 10640

Price: £42

Madrid.

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Society for the Diffusion of Useful Knowledge, (S.D.U.K.)

Origin: London, Thomas Letts, [1877].

A Victorian detailed plan of the city, drawn by W.B.Clarke and engraved by J.Henshall, with the important buildings in profile along the bottom. From the 1877 edition published by Thomas Letts for The Society for the Diffusion of Useful Knowledge.

Condition: Original outline colour; very light age-toning to the edges of the margins, otherwise a fine example.

Size: 320 x 375mm (12½ x 14¾ inches).

Reference: 10688

Price: £56

Malaga.

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ROUX, Joseph.

Origin: Marseilles, 1764.

A birds-eye plan of the port of Malaga, the harbour defences are shown, together with the light-houses around the coast. Safe anchorage and depths in fathoms shown.

Condition: Uncoloured; very light age-toning and soiling to margins, otherwise a fine dark impression.

Size: 130 x 200mm (5 x 7¾ inches).

Reference: 8454

Price: £48

Navarra Regnum.

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BLAEU, Willem.

Origin: Amsterdam, 1650, Dutch text edition.

The city of Pamplona lies virtually at the centre of this map. Highly decorative figured cartouche bottom left.

Condition: Fine original colour; light toning to the edges of the paper, very minor spotting in margins, otherwise a fine example.

Size: 385 x 500mm (15¼ x 19¾ inches).

Reference: 10025

Price: £220

Navarra Regnum.

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VALK, Gerard & SCHENK, Peter.

Origin: Amsterdam, 1706.

The city of Pamplona lies virtually at the centre of this map. Highly decorative figured cartouche bottom left.

Condition: Superb original body colour; light spotting to large margins, overall a very good example.

Size: 410 x 490mm (16¼ x 19¼ inches).

Reference: 12531

Price: £280

No Title.

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DAVIES, Thomas.

Origin: [London], 1768.

A superbly detailed map of Gibraltar engraved by Thomas Kitchin and drawn by Thomas Davies (this might be Lieut. General Thomas Davies ca. 1737 - 1812 mentioned in the Tooley, Dictionary). No other details.

Condition: Uncoloured; some expert repair work to right hand side of map, light soiling and minor spotting, signs of old folds, otherwise a good example.

Size: 405 x 630mm (16 x 24¾ inches).

Reference: 10942

Price: £420

Pic de Tenerif.

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MALLET, Alain Manesson.

Origin: Paris, 1683.

An engraved depiction of Tenerife, from 'Description de l'Univers", a five volume work.

Condition: Coloured, highlighted with gum arabic; light soiling to margins, otherwise fine.

Size: 145 x 100mm (5¾ x 4 inches).

Reference: 13022

Price: £45

Plan of the Bay, Rock and Town of Gibraltar, from an Actual Survey by an Officer who was at Gibraltar from 1769 to 1775. With the Works, Batteries, and Incampment of the Spanish Army on the 19th of Octo.r 1782...

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FADEN, William.

Origin: London, 1783.

Detailed map, marking attempts by the Spanish to retake Gibraltar in 1782. The seige started in 1779, with aid from the French under the Duke of Crillon (who commanded 12,000 French troops, with 1000 pieces of artillery, 49 ships of the line and ten floating batteries). Gibraltar was pounded with an estimated 6000 shells daily, but the garrison of only 7000 British held out until the seige was lifted in February 1783, a month after this chart was published.

Condition: Uncoloured; darkening of centrefold due to glue from guard paste, light soiling of the margins and minor nicks to the edges, otherwise a good example.

Size: 525 x 725mm (20¾ x 28½ inches).

Reference: 12965

Price: £240

Principatus Cataloniæ nec non Comitatuum Ruscinonensis et Cerretaniæ Nova Tabula.

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HOMANN, Johann Baptist.

Origin: Nurnberg, 1717.

A fine map of Catalonia, brightly coloured and with a fine allegorical cartouche around the title.

Condition: Fine original body colour; short centrefold split at the bottom, minor marginal soiling, otherwise a superb example.

Size: 485 x 560mm (19 x 22 inches).

Reference: 8087

Price: £380

Scenographia Totius Fabricæ S.Laurentii in Escoriali.

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ORTELIUS, Abraham.

Origin: Antwerp, 1603-, Latin text edidion.

A view of the Escurial, the Spanish Royal palace. Dedicated to St.Lawrence, it was built in the form of a gridiron, on which he was martyred. Begun by Philip II (the monarch responsible for the Spanish Armada) in 1563 and completed 1586, Ortelius's text on verso describes it as one of the Seven Wonders of the modern World. From a Latin text edition of the 'Theatrum Orbis Terrarum'. The page number on the verso .XL indicates an edtion of 1603, but it could also be as late as 1612 due to there being no change during this period.

Condition: Coloured; printers crease diagonally across the right hand side of centrefold, short marginal tears expertly repaired, section of right hand margin replaced with old paper just outside the printed line border, otherwise a fairly good example.

Size: 370 x 475mm (14½ x 18¾ inches).

Reference: 12299

Price: £290

Utriusque Castiliæ nove descriptio.

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VALK, Gerard & SCHENK, Peter.

Origin: Amsterdam, 1706.

Madrid named in the centre of this map, the symbol indicating a small town, whereas Segovia, Alcalá, Toledo and Cuidad Real are all indicated by a larger town symbol.

Condition: Superb original body colour; light spotting to large margins, overall a very good example.

Size: 410 x 490mm (16¼ x 19¼ inches).

Reference: 12530

Price: £230

Utriusque Castiliae nova descriptio.

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BLAEU, Willem.

Origin: Amsterdam, 1650, Dutch text edition.

Madrid named in the centre of this map, the symbol indicating a small town, whereas Segovia, Alcalá, Toledo and Cuidad Real are all indicated by a larger town symbol.

Condition: Fine original colour; light toning to the edges of the paper, very minor spotting in margins, otherwise a fine example.

Size: 385 x 500mm (15¼ x 19¾ inches).

Reference: 10026

Price: £220

Utriusque Castiliae nova descriptio.

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BLAEU, Willem.

Origin: Amsterdam, 1635, French text edition.

Madrid named in the centre of this map, the symbol indicating a small town, whereas Segovia, Alcalá, Toledo and Cuidad Real are all indicated by a larger town symbol. From an early edition of Blaeu's 'Theatrum' volume I.

Condition: Fine original colour; light over age-toning, some very minor spotting in margins, short tear to lower margin, well away from printed surface, otherwise a fine example.

Size: 415 x 500mm (16¼ x 19¾ inches).

Reference: 11076

Price: £190

Valentia Regnum. Cotestani. Ptol. Edentani plin.

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VALK, Gerard & SCHENK, Peter.

Origin: Amsterdam, 1706.

Highly decorative cartouche, with ships and a sea monster in the Mediterranean.

Condition: Superb original body colour; light spotting to large margins, overall a fine example.

Size: 355 x 475mm (14 x 18¾ inches).

Reference: 12528

Price: £320

Wahrer and Accurater Plan der Vestung Saint Phillipe auf der Balearischen Ins. Minorca…

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HOMANN HEIRS.

Origin: Nurnberg, 1756.

A plan of Fort St. Philippe on the Balaeric Island of Minorca. The English had captured Minorca in 1708 and built Fort St. Philippe, the most expensive fortification ever built by them. This siege ended with the French capturing the island in 1756 (despite the efforts of Admiral Byng, who was shot for his failure); however the French were forced to return it at the end of the Seven Years' War.

Condition: Original Colour.

Size: 545 x 460mm (21½ x 18 inches).

Reference: 4660

Price: £480