Lot 459 of 541:
Uncommon map of Portugal 1645  

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Lot closed - Sold For (Includes Buyers Premium):$240
Estimate:
$400 - $600

Title:
Portugallia et Algarbia quae olim Lusitania

Author:
Jansson, Jan

Place:
Amsterdam

Publisher:

Date:
[c.1645]

Description:

Copper-engraved map, hand-colored in outline, colored pictorial cartouche & vignettes. 38.5x49.5 cm (15¼x19½).

Interesting and attractive map of Portugal with west at the top, four sailing ships on the ocean along with a large figure of Neptune riding a sea monster, holding a trident and shield. There are two coats-of-arms and two compass roses, and a large pictorial title cartouche featuring two men in what looks to be Arabic dress using navigational instruments. German text on verso.


Lot Amendments

Condition:
Text on verso slightly visible through the map; expert repairs in right margin and along centerfold, paper a little thin in places; very good.


 
Item number:
272799
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