Scarce large format map of the Province of Cordoba by Tomas Lopez, published in Madrid.
Lopez's maps are among the most detailed and sought after of all regional maps of Spain in the 2nd half of the 18th Century. This is a nice example of his work, showing fine topographical and geographical details.
Tomas Lopez (1730-1802) was one of Spain’s most prominent cartographers in the eighteenth century. Along with a small cadre of Spanish geographers, Tomas sought training in Paris and studied under Juan Bautista Bourguignon d’Anville. When he returned to Spain he was named geografo de los dominios de Su Magestad and placed in charge of the geographic collections of Charles III. Some of his most famous maps are those of regions of the Iberian Peninsula. At the end of his life, he embarked on a project of a grand atlas of Spain. The project was finished by his children.