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.
|Cartographer||Felipe Vidal y Pinilla|
|Title||Obispado de Cartaxena Reino de Murcia ...|
|Publisher, Year||Madrid, 1724|
|Plate Size||54.0 x 75.3 cm (21.3 x 29.6 inches)|
|Sheet Size||54.0 x 75.6 cm (21.3 x 29.8 inches)|
|Reference||López, T.: Cartografía del siglo XVIII, Real Academia de la Historia, 2006, No. 127, p. 370;|
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