Donnet, Alejo

Cuenca, Valencia, Murcia, Baleares

Cuenca, Valencia, Murcia, Baleares

DESCRIPTION: Antique map of the Balearic Islands: Ibiza, Formentera, Mallorca ( Majorca ), Menorca ( Minorca ); the Mediterraneran Sea, and the East coast and interior of Spain. Published by Dauty and sold by Simonneau from Paris ca. 1831. Title printed on the map reads: "Cuenca, Valencia, Murcia, Baleares". The map's source is Donnet's six-sheet "Mapa Civil y Militar de España y Portugal, con la nueva división en distritos."

Large, attractive, well-kept, linen-backed folding map dissected into 18 sections of about 5.5 x 7.5 inches as issued. Maps the Balearic Islands and the East coast of Spain from Mar Menor near Cartagena north to Barcelona. Political regions and divisions are outlined in red.

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 (illegible) centrales."

Not dated but Charles Simonneau was a French engraver, map publisher, and map seller in Paris, France from approximately 1803 to 1838. Engraving is attributed as: "Grave par les Freres Malo, Rue du Gres No. 10. Pres la Sorbonne." Contains index tab at top of the map: "No. 4".

CREATOR: Donnet, Alejo



BODY OF WATER: Mediterranean

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: $550


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