Auction 121, Lot 556

"Portugallia et Algarbia quae olim Lusitania", Jansson, Jan

Subject: Portugal

Period: 1646 (circa)


Color: Hand Color

19.5 x 15 inches
49.5 x 38.1 cm

Beautiful map of Portugal with north oriented to the right. The cartography is based on Fernando Alvarez Secco, a Portuguese chart 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 a festively-attired Neptune astride a sea monster. German text on verso.


Condition: B+

A nice, clean sheet with a small area of thin paper-making at the top of the map. Professional reinforcement of centerfold and repair of a tear in the right margin. One small spot just above Neptune.

Estimate: $300 - $400

Sold for: $400

Closed on 9/26/2007