"[Lot of 2] Parte Septentrional do Reyno de Portugal [and] Partie Meridional do Reyno de Portugal", Sanson, Nicolas
Period: 1654 (dated)
Color: Hand Color
21.3 x 16.5 inches
54.1 x 41.9 cm
This matching pair of maps depicts northern and southern Portugal. Large cities are depicted with miniature bird's-eye views, and mountains and forests are illustrated pictorially. Each map has decorative title and scale of miles cartouches. The northern sheet is adorned with a large ship bearing a dedication to John IV of Portugal, the King of Portugal and the Algarves from 1640 until his death in 1656.
References: Pastoureau, Sanson V A  & .
Watermarked paper with light soiling. The northern sheet has a couple of minute worm holes near cartouche, and has been remargined at bottom with part of the neatline in facsimile.