Auction 157, Lot 527

"Paskaart van een Gedeelte van de Kust van Portugal Beginnende van Zurara...", Keulen, Johannes van

Subject: Portugal

Period: 1680 (circa)

Publication:

Color: Hand Color

Size:
22.6 x 20.1 inches
57.4 x 51.1 cm

This sea chart depicts the coastline of Portugal from Porto to Peniche. There is good detail of the mouths of the rivers and of the Berlengas Archipelago just off the coast of Cape Carvoeiro. Two compass roses orient north to the left. The chart is handsomely embellished with a sailing ship, a distance scale surmounted by putti, and a large title cartouche featuring villagers pouring port wine into large ceramic containers.

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Condition: B+

Nice impression and color on watermarked paper with light offsetting. The top margin has been backed in tissue to repair a number of tiny tears.

Estimate: $400 - $500

Sold for: $210

Closed on 5/4/2016

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