"Portugalliae et Algarbiae Regna cum Confinibus Hispaniae Province…", Seutter, Matthias
Period: 1725 (circa)
Publication: Atlas Geographicus oder Accurate Verstellung der Ganzew Welt…
Color: Hand Color
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.
Faint overall toning and a couple of insignificant rust spots.