Auction 107, Lot 428

"Portugallia olim Lusitania", Mercator/Hondius

Subject: Portugal

Period: 1620 (circa)

Publication: Atlas Minor

Color: Hand Color

Size:
7.8 x 5.3 inches
19.8 x 13.5 cm

Charming little map of Portugal with north oriented to the right of the map. Neptune is shown riding a sea monster in the stipple engraved ocean and the map is further ornamented with strapwork title and distance scale cartouches. Latin text on verso.

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Condition: A

Slight soil in blank margins and hinge tape on verso.

Estimate: $160 - $200

Sold for: $150

Closed on 6/9/2004

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