Extremely rare Allard map of the the Balearic Islands and Coast of Spain.
Our reseach shows a map by Robijn with the same name, which was offered by Tooley Adams in 1982 and also a late edition of the map published by Reiner & Josua Ottens in 1720, in the collection of Vicente Garcia Edo, which is part of the Catálogo Colectivo de la Red de Bibliotecas de los Archivos Estatales of the Archivo de la Corona de Aragón.
Carel (Carol) Allard (Allardt) (1648–1709) was an engraver and publisher based in Amsterdam. Part of a prominent family of Dutch mapmakers, publishers, and print sellers, his father was engraver and publisher Hugo Allard (1627–1684), who left his business to Carel upon his death. Carel published anything in demand, including maps, topography, ethnography, newsprints, and restrikes of old plates of artistic prints, many of which likely came from his father’s stock. In 1706, Carel gave his copperplates to his son Abraham Allard, before going bankrupt.