"Portugalliae que olim Lusitania, Novissima et Exactissima Descriptio Auctore Vernando Alvaro Secco, et de Integro Emendata, Anno 1600", Hondius, Jodocus
Period: 1633 (circa)
Color: Hand Color
19.5 x 13.3 inches
49.5 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. German text on verso.
A fine sharp impression with wide original margins. There is a printer's crease entering the cartouche at lower left that is reinforced in the margin verso with archival tape..