Title page frontis 1719 van der Aa Spain les Delices natives cherubs allegoryBrian DiMambro- Antiquarian Books, Maps & Prints
Frontispiece: "Les Delices de l'espagne et du Portugal"
(Royalty, Alphonso I, Spain, Portugal, allegorical title page).
Issued 1715, Leiden, by van der Aa.
Delightful engraved title page print depicting Alphonso I, a legendary Spanish monarch from the 8th century. Cherubs at lower left, natives of either South America or Africa seen to the right, one a mother with three young children.
Nice looking example, pleasing age patina, any minor age flaws easy to overlook or forgive.
Sheet measures c. 6 1/4" H x 7" W.
Tooley's Dictionary of Mapmakers, vol. 1, p.1.