Auction 137, Lot 583

"Portugallia et Algarbia quae olim Lusitania", Jansson, Jan

Subject: Portugal

Period: 1645 (circa)


Color: Hand Color

19.6 x 15.2 inches
49.8 x 38.6 cm

A pair of 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 map 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, and a festively-attired Neptune astride a sea monster. Two surveyors flank the title cartouche. French text on verso.


Condition: A

Professionally reinforced centerfold.

Estimate: $475 - $550

Sold for: $400

Closed on 9/14/2011