"Portugallia et Algarbia quae olim Lusitania", Jansson, Jan
Period: 1647 (circa)
Color: Hand Color
19.5 x 15 inches
49.5 x 38.1 cm
A pair of compass roses orient this beautiful map of Portugal with to the right. The cartography is based on Fernando Alvarez Secco, a Portuguese chart maker whose map 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, and a festively-attired Neptune astride a sea monster. Two surveyors flank the title cartouche. Dutch text on verso.
Sharp impression with some faint toning and a professional repair in the margin at bottom centerfold.