Folding map in 21 sections (190 x 115 mm, unfolding to 565 x 795 mm), hand-coloured; some minor off-setting, but in very good condition; linen-backed, in the original purple embossed cloth slipcase, printed paper labels on one side and along one edge; slightly rubbed and faded; from the library of Ian Robertson (1928–2020).
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Spain and Portugal. Reduced from the large map in four sheets.
Very scarce. The large map referred to in the title is probably Wyld’s Map of the kingdoms of Spain and Portugal, including Algarve, published in 1823. A reduced version of that map seems also to have been published in 1823.
Not found in Library Hub or OCLC. The British Library holds an identically titled but undated map (which they date ‘[1845?]’).
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