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Ancient Iberian Peninsula (Spain & Portugal) by Melchior Tavernier. 1640

Melchior Tavernier I the elder (1564-1641)

'Graveur et imprimeur ordinaire du Roy', brother of Gabriel.

Gabriel Tavernier (1566-1610)

Flemish engraver.

Melchior Tavernier II the younger (1594-1665)

Son of Gabriel. Engraver, mapseller and publisher 'dans l'Isle du Palais à la Sphère Royale', Paris. He sold most of his plates and equipment to Pierre Mariette in 1644.

Jean Baptiste Tavernier (1605-1789)

Brother of Melchior. Began as a bookseller 'sur le quai de l'Horloge aux Trois Estoiles' à Paris. Became later a merchant, diplomat and traveller in Turkey, Persia, central Asia and the East Indies.

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Old, antique map of the Ancient Iberian Peninsula (Spain & Portugal) by Melchior Tavernier.

Title: Antiquorum Hispaniae Episcopatuum Geographica Descriptio.
Parisiis Aput M. Tavernier Scalptorem Regium & Excusorem Tabularum Geographicarum Hydrographicarum in Insula Palatij ad Insigne Spharae Regis A° 1640
Cum Privilegio Regio.


Date of the first edition: 1640.
Date of this map: 1640.
Date on map: 1640.

Rare first state / edition.

Copper engraving, printed on paper.
Image size: 370 x 500mm (14.57 x 19.69 inches).
Sheet size: 490 x 640mm (19.29 x 25.2 inches).
Verso: Blank.
Condition: Original coloured in outline, excellent.
Condition Rating: A+.

Separate publication.

Melchior Tavernier I the elder (1564-1641)

'Graveur et imprimeur ordinaire du Roy', brother of Gabriel.

Gabriel Tavernier (1566-1610)

Flemish engraver.

Melchior Tavernier II the younger (1594-1665)

Son of Gabriel. Engraver, mapseller and publisher 'dans l'Isle du Palais à la Sphère Royale', Paris. He sold most of his plates and equipment to Pierre Mariette in 1644.

Jean Baptiste Tavernier (1605-1789)

Brother of Melchior. Began as a bookseller 'sur le quai de l'Horloge aux Trois Estoiles' à Paris. Became later a merchant, diplomat and traveller in Turkey, Persia, central Asia and the East Indies.

References: Carmen Manso Porto (Spain) - See p. 138, #39 (Later edition by P. Mortier)

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