Very decorative and rare 'carte-à-figures' map of the Iberian Peninsula by Johannes Janssonius. The beautiful map of Spain and Portugal was first published by Pieter van den Keere in 1616. This is the rare fourth of a total of six variants, now published by Janssonius and dated 1640 in the title cartouche.
With two cartouches, one with a view of Madrid, a compass rose, a sea monster and sailing ships. Surrounded by four side panels with a total of 12 views, 8 panels with figures in traditional costumes, a coat of arms and a portrait of Philip III, King of Spain. The upper border shows views of El Escorial, Montserrat, Lisbon, Seville, Segovia Bridge and Valladolid. At the bottom town views of Toledo, Burgos, Granada and Barcelona.
|Cartographer||Pieter van den Keere|
|Title||Nova Hispaniae Descriptio|
|Publisher, Year||Johannes Janssonius, Amsterdam, 1616 |
|Plate Size||46.5 x 56.0 cm (18.3 x 22.0 inches)|
|Sheet Size||49.4 x 57.6 cm (19.4 x 22.7 inches)|
|Reference||Van der Krogt, P.: Koeman's Atlantes Neerlandici, 6000:1B; Schilder, G.: Monumenta Cartographica Neerlandica VI, 101.4 and VIII, 29.4|
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