Auction 113, Lot 645

"Portugalliae que olim Lusitania Novissima et Exactissima Descriptio", Ortelius/Galle

Subject: Portugal

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.


Condition: A

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.

Estimate: $140 - $160

Sold for: $70

Closed on 12/7/2005