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Auction 118, Lot 744

"Portugallia et Algarbia quae olim Lusitania. Auctore Vernando Alvaro Secco", Merian, Matthaus

Subject: Portugal

Period: 1646 (circa)


Color: Hand Color

14.5 x 11.1 inches
36.8 x 28.2 cm

Beautiful map of Portugal with North oriented to the right. Based on Fernando Alvarez Secco, a Portuguese map maker whose map was used by various publishers until the end of the 17th century. This lovely example is adorned with numerous artistic embellishments including ships, coats-of-arms, two compass roses, and Neptune astride a sea monster.


Condition: A

Crisp impression. A hint of light offsetting in blank areas.

Estimate: $300 - $400

Sold for: $275

Closed on 3/6/2007