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Spain + Portugal

Spain – Portugal – Hispania. With miles indicator and a large potentate title-cartouche. Colored map engraving, particularly after the Rodrigo Mendez Sylva map of 1730, by Matthäus Seutter I (1678-1757) at Augsburg. 19⅝ × 22⅝ in (49.7 × 57.5 cm).

With  double  full-page separate LOCAL INDEX with privilege of 1735. – From the Vienna Seutter edition of 1736. – Cartouche in black & white. – The Iberian Peninsula including Balearic Islands , Southern France , the Moroccan coast .

Sylva (Silva; Celorico da Beira 1606 – Venecia 1670) “a Portuguese historian, was royal Spanish chronologist” (Jöcher IV [1751], 585 f. with comprehensive index of publications, but without reference to his map), which latter seems to have influenced cartography only posthumously as Tooley (Dictionary of Mapmakers, 1979) records it only tersely and without biography as 1730, while Sylva is still missing entirely in Bonacker (Kartenmacher aller Länder und Zeiten, 1966). Present Seuter map in such a manner of downright virginal earliness. And of prime quality to match.

Offer no. 11,390 / EUR  381. / export price EUR  362. (c. US$ 418.) + shipping


„ Vielen Dank, und sollten Sie wieder einmal einen ‚(William) Blake‘ in Ihrem Sortiment haben, waere ich fuer eine kurze e-mail dankbar “

(Mr. U. S., 23. Januar 2002)