Auction 125, Lot 583

"Portugalliae et Algarbiae Regna cum Confinibus Hispaniae Province…", Seutter, Matthias

Subject: Portugal

Period: 1725 (circa)

Publication: Atlas Geographicus oder Accurate Verstellung der Ganzew Welt…

Color: Hand Color

Size:
22.5 x 19.5 inches
57.2 x 49.5 cm

This superb map links Portugal with her colony in South America in a beautiful composition. The map is filled with impressive detail of Portugal with mountains, forests, rivers, roads, cities, fortifications, and villages all carefully located. However, it is the addition of a large inset of Brazil showing the Capitanias that makes the map outstanding. The exquisite title cartouche fills the remaining area above the inset with Neptune, a queen, cherubs, coats of arms and the Portuguese fleet.

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Condition: A

Faint overall toning and a couple of insignificant rust spots.

Estimate: $600 - $700

Sold for: $750

Closed on 9/24/2008

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