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Auction 138, Lot 591

"Portugallia olim Lusitania", Mercator/Hondius

Subject: Portugal

Period: 1607 (published)

Publication: Atlas Minor

Color: Hand Color

8 x 5.3 inches
20.3 x 13.5 cm

Charming little map of Portugal with north oriented to the right of the map. Neptune is shown riding a sea monster in the stipple engraved ocean and the map is further ornamented with strapwork title and distance scale cartouches. This is from the first edition, with Latin text on verso.


Condition: B+

Marginal soiling and remargined at right, with small amount of neatline in facsimile. Manuscript page number and cardinal directions in blank margins.

Estimate: $160 - $200


Closed on 12/7/2011