La Costa di SPAGNA
DESCRIPTION: Rare nautical chart of the Mediterranean coast of southern Spain including Alicante and Cartagena Spain and of the North African coastline including Oran and Cape Ferrat. Portolan style central compass rose surrounded by a concentric grouping of rhumb lines.
Produced by the Genoan cartographer Francesco Maria Levanto in 1664 in "La Prima Parte dello Specchio del Mare…" (Sea Mirror) probably from earlier Dutch charts, possibly by Jacobsz. This chart was reissued later by Coronelli in 1697. Charts from Levanto's Specchio del Mare are quite scarce. Plate 5. Chain laid paper.
TITLE: La Costa di SPAGNA da C. di Gata sino es C.S. Martin et la Costa di Barbaria da Cabo di Hone sino C. de Tenes
BODY OF WATER: West Mediterranean
Strong impression. Paper good condition, medium weight, light tanning. Light stains lower 2 inches.. Top margin narrows on right side to 1/4 inch from neatline.
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