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Auction 138, Lot 592

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

Subject: Portugal

Period: 1646 (circa)


Color: Hand Color

19.5 x 15.2 inches
49.5 x 38.6 cm

Beautiful map of Portugal with north oriented 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 example is adorned with numerous artistic embellishments including ships, coats-of-arms, two compass roses, and a festively-attired Neptune astride a sea monster. German text on verso.


Condition: B+

Wide margins with a few faint spots and minor soiling in blank margins.

Estimate: $400 - $500

Sold for: $300

Closed on 12/7/2011