Viscaya and Guipuzcoa – Biscay and East Cantabria
Date of first edition: 1638
Date of this map: 1645
Dimensions (without margins): 38 x 49 cm
Dimensions (including margins): 51,8 x 62 cm
Condition: Very good. Sharp copper engraving. Centre fold as published. Very wide margins with a few very small tears in the margins
Condition rating: A
Map reference: van der Krogt, 1,6020:1
From: Nieuwen Atlas; van der Krogt, 1:433
Biscay and East Cantabria
A nice example of Janssonius map of the region centered on Bilbao and extending from S. Andero to Calgurris and Baiona (Bayonne in France).
It shows North Spanish cities such as Bilbao, San Sebastian, Laredo, Vitoria (capital of Basque Country) and Logrono. The river prominently flowing from West to East is the Ebro.
Bottom left a charming vignette of a putti with surveying equipment.