"Portugallia olim Lusitania", Mercator/Hondius
Period: 1635 (published)
Publication: Historia Mundi or Mercators Atlas...
Color: Hand Color
7.9 x 5.3 inches
20.1 x 13.5 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. From the English edition of Mercator's Atlas Minor, which was published under the title Historia Mundi or Mercators Atlas by Michael Spark and Samuel Cartwright. English text on verso.
References: Van der Krogt (Vol. III) #6300:351.
A nice impression with light toning along the edges of the sheet, and a few small chips and tears along along the edges.