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