Auction 119, Lot 585

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

Subject: Portugal

Period: 1588 (circa)

Publication: Epitome du theatre

Color: Hand Color

4.3 x 3 inches
10.9 x 7.6 cm

This lovely map 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 based on Ortelius' folio map that was derived from Fernando Alvarez Secco's map of 1560. French text on verso. Titled along the top: Portugalliae.

References: King, 2nd edition p.140.

Condition: A

Lovely old color. Light marginal soil.

Estimate: $160 - $200

Sold for: $120

Closed on 5/9/2007