Auction 93, Lot 289

"Portugalliae et Algarbiae cum finitimis Hispaniae Regnis…", Homann, Johann Baptist

Subject: Portugal

Period: 1720 (circa)

Publication:

Color: Hand Color

Size:
22.2 x 19.2 inches
56.4 x 48.8 cm

Fabulous eighteenth century map. The map is covered with detail and is impressive in that regard. However, it is the addition of a large inset of Brazil and exquisite (uncolored) title cartouche with Neptune, mermaids and cherubs, plus engravings of the Portuguese fleet, which make the map outstanding.

References:

Condition: A

Old repair on centerfold, tiny marginal tears, and a few miniscule spots, still very good.

Estimate: $500 - $550

Sold for: $425

Closed on 12/6/2000

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