Obispado de Cartaxena Reino de Murcia ...

Felipe Vidal y Pinilla
Old coloured map of Cartagena, Murcia. Printed in Madrid in the year 1724.

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A very rare engraved map of the Murcia region in southeastern Spain. Shows the diocese of Cartagena with the Mediterranean coast from Vera, Aguilas via Cartagena, Los Alcázares up to Valencia. In the southwest to Baza in the province of Granada and in the northwest up to Tomelloso.

To the bottom right a cartouche with descriptions of the region Murcia and diocese, above a mileage scale. To the top right the coat of arms of the Bishop of Cartagena Luis Antonio Belluga y Moncada. In the lower left cartouche the history of the diocese until 1724 ...Ano 1724 Primero del Reyna. do. del S. D.n Luis pri.o de Borboun, Rey de las Españas. Above the royal coat of arms with crown, carried by two angels with trumpets. Below are horses with tails of dragons and several ships on the Mediterranean Sea.

According to our research, copies of this map are available only in the following public collections and libraries:

- Real Academia de la Historia, Madrid, Spain
- Biblioteca Nacional de España, Madrid
- Bibliothèque nationale de France, Paris, Frankreich
- British Library, London

Thus, we only could locate 4 other example of this map, two uncoloured and two outline coloured, no other example has coloured cartouches. We are not aware of any copy of this map came into trade within the last 10 years, beside this one.


CartographerFelipe Vidal y Pinilla
TitleObispado de Cartaxena Reino de Murcia ...
Publisher, YearMadrid, 1724
Plate Size54.0 x 75.3 cm (21.3 x 29.6 inches)
Sheet Size54.0 x 75.6 cm (21.3 x 29.8 inches)
ReferenceLópez, T.: Cartografía del siglo XVIII, Real Academia de la Historia, 2006, No. 127, p. 370;


Mounted on linen. Paper loss at several points restored and redrawn, especially at the corners and edges. Overall browned and partially stained. Good, restored condition. Beautiful old colour.


Felipe Vidal y Pinilla was a Spanish cartographer at the beginning of the 18th century. Only a few works are known, including two maps of the Obispado de Cartagena from 1724.

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Old coloured map of Cartagena, Murcia. Printed in Madrid in the year 1724.

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