"Portugalliae que olim Lusitania Novissima et Exactissima Descriptio", Ortelius/Galle
Period: 1577-98 (circa)
Publication: Epitome du theatre
Color: Black & White
4.3 x 3 inches
10.9 x 7.6 cm
This is the miniature version of one of the earliest and most beautiful maps of Portugal. It is oriented with north to the right and adorned with a strapwork title cartouche, a sailing ship and fully stipple engraved seas. The map is after Ortelius' folio map that was based on Fernando Alvarez Secco's map of 1560. French text on verso.
Beautiful impression that has a 3-D appearance. Printed on fine hand laid paper with wide margins. A very light hint of red pencil underlining on a few cities.