Worked one Year after the First Edition
of the 1st Part
of the “immortal Work” ,
“ of one of the Intellectual Great Feats of the World” ,
Cervantes’ Don Quixote
Castile – Castiliae Veteris et novae Descriptio Anno 1606. With title-cartouche with the arms of the kingdom of Castile and separate cartouches for miles indicator + meridian, all finely decorated in the ornament style of mannerism. Detail map of Old + New Castile 1 : 1.9 Mio. in colored engraving at the elder Jodocus Hondius in Amsterdam. 1606. Inscribed as before. 14¼ × 19½ in (36.2 × 49.5 cm).
Keuning 111; Koeman 112. – With the historical-geographical back text in Latin with initial C (1⅞ × 1⅞ in [4.8 × 4.9 cm]) in woodcut designed scenically-architecturally with two peasants in front carrying wine on a pole. – Almost untrimmed wide-margined with several minimal and most minimal resp. tears, only one with 3.5 cm in the 6 cm wide lower margin worthy of note, as then also the partly torn centerfold is professionally closed.
The fine map
with the Spanish capital as center from the MERCATOR ATLAS to which it had been added very recently after its change to Hondius in just 1606 and here available from the 1630 edition published by the son Henricus. – Up to the Portuguese border from Badajoz – Braganca – León, then further Burgos – Logrono and along the Rio Ebro with Zaragoza and Tortosa to its mouth . In the south still with the Estremadura and Andalusia with Córdoba as well as Baza and Murcia, it contains, regarding Cervantes, above all
all essential home stations
of this brave great man of Spain and the world .
Beginning with the
native town “Alcala de henares”
next to Madrid and typographically giving the importance then, over the educational stays Salamanca + Madrid up to
“Valadolid” as native place of the writing of the Don Quixote
whose area of action between Toledo – Ciudad Real – Albacete in southern New Castile situated nicely in the lower center field directly invites to follow the travel route to find, beside of the already mentioned ones, places like Malagón – Almagro – Sta. Cruz – La Solano (Solana) – Ruidera (Rueda) – Alcaraz – Alcázar de San Juan – Villacañas – Mota del Cuervo (La Mota) – El Toboso (Tavoso?) , ahead of all, however,
Villanueva de los Infantos
as the newly identified starting point in La Mancha.
Offer no. 14,750 / EUR 320. / export price EUR 304. (c. US$ 368.) + shipping
“ Thanks for shipping the print. It has arrived here in excellent shape. Happy holidays ”
(Mr. H. A. P., December 12, 2001)