Auction 136, Lot 548

"Regna Portugalliae et Algarbiae, cum Adjacentibus Hispaniae Provinciis…", Lotter, Tobias Conrad

Subject: Portugal

Period: 1762 (dated)

Publication:

Color: Hand Color

Size:
19.2 x 22.3 inches
48.8 x 56.6 cm

This superb map links Portugal with her colony in South America in a beautiful composition. The map is filled with impressive detail of Portugal with mountains, rivers, cities and villages all carefully located. However, it is the addition of a large inset of Brazil showing the indigenous people that makes the map outstanding. The exquisite title cartouche fills the remaining area above the inset showing the Portuguese fleet, demonstrating its importance in the world of seafaring.

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Condition: A

Very good condition with a small repair on the right side of the centerfold.

Estimate: $400 - $550

Sold for: $425

Closed on 6/1/2011

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