Auction 122, Lot 555

"Novissima Regnorum Portugalliae et Algargiae Descriptio", Wit, Frederick de

Subject: Portugal

Period: 1680 (circa)

Publication:

Color: Hand Color

Size:
19.2 x 23.2 inches
48.8 x 58.9 cm

This striking map of the whole of Portugal and the contiguous parts of Spain extends as far east as Salamanca and Sevilla. The map is finely detailed with the locations of fortifications, roads, churches, abbeys and hundreds of tiny villages. It is decorated with two fine cartouches, each embellished in the classical manner with putti and coats of arms.

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Condition: B+

Professional repair on centerfold.

Estimate: $450 - $550

Sold for: $425

Closed on 12/5/2007

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