Donnet, Alejo

Algarbe, Andalucia, Granada

Algarbe, Andalucia, Granada

DESCRIPTION: Map of the Algarve region in Portugal, southwest Spain, and the Strait of Gibraltar, with numerous city insets: Seville, Merida, Tarifa, Murviedro, Cadiz, Algeciras and Gibraltar. Large, attractive, well-kept, linen-backed folding map has been dissected into 18 sections of about 5.5 x 7.5 inches when issued.

The map's source is Donnet's six-sheet "Mapa Civil y Militar de España y Portugal, con la nueva división en distritos." Shows the Portuguese and Spanish coasts from Cape St. Vincent to well past Malaga along with the North African coast, Strait of Gibraltar, and Mediterranean Sea. Political regions and divisions are outlined in red. Published by Dauty and sold by Simonneau ca. 1831 from Paris. Hoja 4.

Contains two altitudinal cross sections. Detailed insets of key cities with prominent points identified and tied to a key for each city.

The map is unusual in that it presents 11 different measurement scales in alignment:
Leguas Geograficas de Espana
Leguas Legales de Espana
Leguas de Aragon
Leguas de Mallorquinas
Leguas Municipales Valencianas
Legoas communes de Portugal
Leguas Marimas o de 1 hora de Camino
Myriametres 10 por un grado decimal
Lieues de Poste de France 2000 toises
Lieues communes de France 2285 toises
British miles 1760 yards

Cover contains the seller's label in very fine condition that reads:
"Magasin de Geographie de Charles Simonneau Graveur. A Paris, Rue de la Paix, No. 6. Hotel Mirabeau vis-à-vis le Timbre.
Cartes Geographiques et Topographiques Francaises et Etrangeres.
Globes, Spheres, Atlas. Geographie, Ancienne et Moderne.
(In manuscript): Espagne & Portugal Sud Ouest."

Not dated but Charles Simonneau was a French engraver, map publisher, and map seller in Paris, France from approximately 1803 to 1838. Grave par les Freres Malo, Rue du Ges No. 10. Pres la Sorbonne.

CREATOR: Donnet, Alejo



BODY OF WATER: Strait of Gibraltar

CONDITION: Very good.  Cover is slightly browned but the interior is extremely clean and bright. No tears, holes, stains or issues of any sort.

COLORING: Minimal outline coloring.

ENGRAVER: Malo brothers

SIZE: 33 " x 23 "


PRICE: $575


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