1705 – G. & L. VALK – Hispaniarum Portugalliaeque
Title: “Hispaniarum Portugalliaeque Coronarum Typus novus; in quo pro ut à Geographis et Politicis Dividitur Earundem Distributiones Distinctissime nunc exhibentur”
Large map of Portugal and Spain with the Balearic Islands. In the lower right corner, an oval card formed by palms containing the title and the author; around it has an empty shield with a royal crown, Golden Fleece collar, military trophies, various allegorical figures, such as Fame and Victory, a war scene and a boarding pier, on which the Archduke Charles of Austria appears with armor, Golden Fleece and scepter, standing and resting on a pedestal decorated with the double-headed imperial eagle.
Comes from Gerard & Leonard Valk atlas “Atlas minor sive Totius orbis terrarum contracta delinea ex conatibus Nic. Visscher. Amst. Bat : Apud Nicolaum Visscher Cum privil: ordin: general: belgii foederati. Ger. de Lairesse detin & Sculp.” published in Amsterdam, 1705.
Cartographer: Gerard Valk (1652-1726) & Leonard Valk (1675-1746)
Leaf size: 62,0 x 52,0 cm
Technique: copper engraving
Very good condition. Contemporary hand coloring. Verso margins 5mm reinforced (map was in the frame before).
This is an original antique map published in 1705 and not a modern copy or reprint
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