"Portugallia olim Lusitania", Mercator/Hondius
Period: 1610 (published)
Publication: Atlas Minor
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. Latin text on verso.
References: Van der Krogt (Vol. III) #6300:351.
A dark impression with light toning along the edges of the sheet.