Auction 96, Lot 377

"Portugallia olim Lusitania", Mercator

Subject: Portugal

Period: 1621 (published)

Publication: Atlas Minor

Color: Hand Color

7.9 x 5.4 inches
20.1 x 13.7 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.


Condition: B

Lovely original color. Trimmed closed at right margin, as issued with some stains in margins, else very good.

Estimate: $150 - $180

Sold for: $160

Closed on 9/12/2001