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Spain by Hugo Allard - rare



Spain by Hugo Allard - rareClick to enlarge

In the lower right corner cartouche with Latin title: 
Nova et accurata Tabula | HISPANIAE | Praecipuis Urbibus, UeStitu, InSig= | nibus, et Antiquitatibus exornata. Hugo Allardt Escudit Jnde KalverStraet inde | Werrelt Caert.

In the lower right corner, between frames, engraver's signature: Jl'Huiler fecit. 1662.
In the upper right corner, map number written with ink : 34

Very rare map of Span by Hugo Allard (1625-91) first published in Amsterdam  in 1662. H. Allard didn't publish regular atlasses, his maps have been used to illustrate various composite atlasses (collections of maps, sometimes by various authors and publishers, gathered at individual customer's order) therefore are rare to find nowadays. At the end of the XVIIth century his sons, Carel and Abraham, started to publish regular atlasses, using own and father's maps.

Original copperplate engraving, contemporary handcolor, from the 2nd half of the XVIIth century.

Map size: 44,4 x 55,6 cm.

Condition good, but : paper yellowish, dirty, visible folds in the middle , repaired tear along centerfold,  2 small holes at margins.

Price upon request

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