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[Cartography; 18th century inventory of maps in a Spanish collection].
Manuscript Inventory of Maps in a Spanish Collection
N.d. [Circa 1770-1780]. Folio, (305 x 210 mm). pp. [41], [3, blank], written in a neat scribal hand with annotations in a different hand suggesting that the manuscript was used to take an inventory of the collection. Unbound and unstitched; fine condition.- An eighteenth-century manuscript inventory of an extensive and valuable collection of maps which most likely – based on the value of the printed maps, the quantity of them that are manuscript and connect in some respect to the Spanish crown, and the overall geographical breadth of the collection – belonged to the Spanish crown or a high-ranking institution. The majority of the maps are eighteenth century with the earliest being dated 1662 and the latest 1773. The inventory, which includes reference numbers and annotations in a different hand, is divided into 24 parts, mostly arranged geographically with sections on world maps, marine charts, Asia, the Americas, Africa, Russia and most of the European states, but also contains sections on specific subjects, most notably one comprising 33 manuscript maps relating to the Spanish invasion of Portugal in 1762 carried out by Domingo de Aguirre (d. 1805) who, as a result of these, came to the Crown’s attention and was consequently appointed to map and help landscape the royal palaces of Aranjuez, Retiro and the new palace in Madrid in the 1770s and 1780s. The inventory lists, among others, numerous printed and manuscript maps by the Spanish cartographer Tomás López, world maps by Jacques-Nicolas Bellin and Johann Homann, the Fry-Jefferson Map of Virginia, Nico … [Click Below for Full Description]
Bookseller: HS Rare Books [Argentina]

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