Auction 133, Lot 471

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

Subject: Portugal

Period: 1635 (circa)


Color: Hand Color

14.5 x 11 inches
36.8 x 27.9 cm

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: A

There is a small stain and paper loss in the bottom margin, well away from the map.

Estimate: $250 - $325

Sold for: $210

Closed on 9/1/2010