Auction 139, Lot 472

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

Subject: Portugal

Period: 1646 (circa)


Color: Hand Color

19.8 x 15.3 inches
50.3 x 38.9 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+

A bright, clean example with wide margins and a centerfold separation at bottom that has been professionally repaired. There is also a tiny hole in blank area of distance scale cartouche that has been professionally repaired and faint show-through of text on verso.

Estimate: $400 - $500


Closed on 2/15/2012