Auction 129, Lot 576

"Portugallia et Algarbia quae olim Lusitania", Jansson, Jan

Subject: Portugal

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.


Condition: A

Sharp impression with some faint toning and a professional repair in the margin at bottom centerfold.

Estimate: $500 - $600

Sold for: $375

Closed on 9/23/2009