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Auction 126, Lot 542

"Portugallia et Algarbia quae olim Lusitania", Merian, Matthaus

Subject: Portugal

Period: 1646 (circa)


Color: Black & White

14.5 x 11 inches
36.8 x 27.9 cm
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Beautiful map of Portugal with north oriented to the right. Based on Fernando Alvarez Secco, a Portuguese mapmaker whose rendering was used by various publishers until the end of the 17th century. This lovely map is adorned with numerous artistic embellishments including ships, coats-of-arms, two compass roses, and Neptune astride a sea monster.


Condition: B+

Professionally backed with light tissue to fill a couple small worm tracks and strengthen the centerfold.

Estimate: $180 - $230

Sold for: $110

Closed on 12/3/2008