"Novissima Regnorum Portugalliae et Algarbiae Descriptio", Danckerts, Justus
Period: 1680 (circa)
Color: Hand Color
21.3 x 16.6 inches
54.1 x 42.2 cm
This striking map of the whole of Portugal and the contiguous parts of Spain extends as far east as Salamanca and Seville. The map is finely detailed with the locations of towns of various sizes, political boundaries, and the topography. It is decorated with a fine drape-style title cartouche held aloft by putti and a coat of arms. The map is oriented to the right by a decorative compass rose.
Bold original color with light toning and professional repairs to a few small centerfold separations and some cracks at far right caused by the oxidation of the green pigment.