"Provincia de Traz os Montes",
Subject: Northeastern Portugal
Period: 1762 (circa)
Publication: Mappas das Provincias de Portugal
Color: Hand Color
9.6 x 6.5 inches
24.4 x 16.5 cm
This handsome and rare Portuguese map shows the Tras-os-Montes e Alto Douro province, which has been described as the "corner of the corner of Europe." It was engraved by Lisbon-based Joao Silverio Carpinetti for his book Mappas das Provincias de Portugal. The map depicts topographical details from the mountainous region and identifies the Douro and Tua rivers. Several towns and villages are named including Vila Real, Mirandela, Chaves, and Braganca. There is a decorative title cartouche at bottom right.
On a watermarked sheet with an archivally repaired chip and edge tear that both just enter the right border, and some light scattered foxing and stains at top right.