Wells, Edward

1700

Interesting antique map of Spain or Celtiberia

A new map of Iberia Europæa alias Celtiberia, or Ancient Spain, shewing its principal divisions. cheif cities, townes, rivers, mountains … dedicated to his highness William of Gloucester

DESCRIPTION: Highly interesting framed intaglio engraved map of Spain ca. 1700 with names of the provinces of that era. Old color and the engraver's use of bold strokes with large and decorative typefaces makes this antique map a joy to study. The Celtiberians were a group of Celts in the central-eastern Iberian Peninsula ca. 200 BC.

By Edward Wells (1667 - 1727) and dedicated to William, Duke of Glouchester, upon his death from encephalitis at age 11. Bears the Duke's coat-of-arms above the scrollwork title. Engraved by R. Spofforth.

With frame the engraving measures 22.5" x 17.5". Packaging and ground shipping within USA: $45.

CREATOR: Wells, Edward

PUBLICATION DATE: 1700

GEOGRAPHIC AREA: Spain

BODY OF WATER: Mediterranean Sea

CONDITION: Good.  A trace of age toning. HAS been examined out of frame. Solid. Not backed and is tight fit against glass with acid-free mat board. Nice old frame with a few chips, and dings including 1/4" top left.

COLORING: Hand colored.

ENGRAVER: Spofforth, R.

SIZE: 20 " x 15 "

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PRICE: $350


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