Coasts of Spain & Portugal 1751 Seale large antique decorative hand color mapBrian DiMambro- Antiquarian Books, Maps & Prints
A Correct Chart of the Bay of Biscay, Part of the Western Ocean, & Mediterranean Sea Describing the Coasts of Spain and Portugal with Part of France from Morlaix to Valencia
(Straits of Gibraltar, Gulf of Valencia, Cape Falcon, Tajo River, Brittany, Loire River, Anatolian Peninsula)
Issued ca.1735-50, London, by Tindal
Engraved by R.W. Seale
Fine and decorative old engraved map with attractive hand color. Ornate scroll cartouche at top left and rhumb lines radiating out from a compass rose impart a strong visual appeal.
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[note: we grade conservatively and always seek to disclose any noteworthy flaws.].
Map remains well preserved, the right side blank margin has been trimmed away down to the graticule.. Some light age wear or surface spotting/ soiling which is visible within the scan.
Paper and image remains overall clean & sound. Old maps & prints often display small minor repairs on the back, could have uneven blank margins, might have extraneous fold-lines or other small minor age flaws which do not detract from the visual appeal or value. Condition is carefully considered in arriving at our price.
Great antique map entirely worthy of hanging for display.
A depiction captured in a manner entirely unique to this era.
Original fold lines as issued.
Sheet measures c. 20 1/2" H x 15 1/4" W.
Printed area measures c. 18 1/2" H x 14 1/2" W
Tooleys Dictionary of Mapmakers , v. 4, p. 139