"Parte Meridional do Reyno de Portugal", Sanson, Nicolas
Subject: Southern Portugal
Period: 1654 (dated)
Publication: Carte Generales de Toutes les Parties du Monde…
Color: Hand Color
20.9 x 16.3 inches
53.1 x 41.4 cm
Fine map of southern Portugal from Lisbon to the Algarve, with provinces, towns and topography. Decorated with a draped title cartouche and simple scale of miles.
References: Pastoureau, SANSON V A .
Original outline color with later color in the cartouches, on paper with the watermarks of "C [heart] V" and a large cross. There are faint damp stains in the bottom corners, an old tape stain at bottom center, light toning along the edges of the sheet, and an archivally repaired centerfold separation at bottom.