"Portugallia et Algarbia quae olim Lusitania", Blaeu, (Family)
Period: 1635 (circa)
Color: Hand Color
19.4 x 15 inches
49.3 x 38.1 cm
Two superb compass roses orient this beautiful map of Portugal with north to the right. The cartography is based on Fernando Alvarez Secco, a Portuguese chart maker whose (1560) map was used by various publishers until the end of the 17th century. The map is adorned with numerous artistic embellishments including ships, coats-of-arms, Neptune astride a sea monster, and a title cartouche flanked by Moors using scientific instruments. The imprint of Willem and Joannes Blaeu is at lower right. Dutch text on verso.
References: Goss (Blaeu) #57.
Lovely original color, nice impression and good original margins. The fold is separated in bottom margin with archival tape on verso.