Auction 160, Lot 539

"Portugallia olim Lusitania", Mercator/Hondius

Subject: Portugal

Period: 1610 (circa)

Publication: Atlas Minor

Color: Hand Color

7.9 x 5.4 inches
20.1 x 13.7 cm

Charming little map of Portugal with north oriented to the right of the map. Neptune is shown riding a sea monster in the stipple engraved ocean and the map is further ornamented with strapwork title and distance scale cartouches. Latin text on verso, published between 1610-1621.

References: Van der Krogt (Vol. III) #6300:351.

Condition: B+

Nice impression and color with a bit of soiling and toning at right and two tiny pinholes only visible when held to light. There are remnants of non-archival tape on verso that have since been removed yet caused very light stains on recto primarily in blank margins.

Estimate: $150 - $180


Closed on 11/16/2016