Auction 124, Lot 490

"A New Mapp of the Kingdom of Portugal and Algarve Divided into its Archbishopricks, Bishopricks and Territory's", Overton, John

Subject: Portugal

Period: 1675 (circa)

Publication:

Color: Hand Color

Size:
18.8 x 22.7 inches
47.8 x 57.7 cm

This is an extremely scarce map based on the cartography of Nicolas Sanson and copied very closely from Jaillot's large map of Portugal and Algarve, circa 1672. The map provides a detailed view of the region with topography, cities, towns, fortifications and major roads shown. The large title and scale cartouches are surrounded by allegorical figures, and were also copied from Jaillot's design. Overton's maps are all uncommon and there is no record of this map in any catalog or price record we have reviewed.

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Condition: B+

Sharp impression with original color. There is some soil in margins and a few light spots in the map. The corners have been reinforced on verso with old paper, perhaps contemporary with the map.

Estimate: $350 - $450

Sold for: $425

Closed on 5/7/2008

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