Auction 134, Lot 486

"Portugalliae que olim Lusitania, Novissima et Exactissima Descriptio Auctore Vernando Alvaro Secco, et de Integro Emendata, Anno 1600", Hondius, Jodocus

Subject: Portugal

Period: 1606 (circa)


Color: Hand Color

19.6 x 13.3 inches
49.8 x 33.8 cm

Baptista van Doetecum engraved this magnificent map of Portugal, one of the few maps he engraved for the Mercator/Hondius atlas. It is oriented with north to the right and richly adorned with three strapwork cartouches, a compass rose, coat-of-arms, sailing ships and a very devilish-looking sea monster. The map is based on Fernando Alvarez Secco's map of 1561. Latin text on verso.


Condition: A

Superb impression and color with a few spots in the bottom margin.

Estimate: $500 - $600

Sold for: $500

Closed on 12/1/2010