1635 Merian - Portugallia et Algarbia quae olim Lusitania

Fine 1635 map of Portugal by Merian based on Portuguese sources

Title:

Portugallia et Algarbia quae olim Lusitania

Map maker:

Matthäus Merian, Topographia

Place and Year:

Frankfurt, 1635

Dimensions:

35.5 x 28 cm (14 x 11 in)

Technique:

Copperplate engraving

Coloring:

Uncolored

Condition Rating:

VG

275.00
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DETAILS

Finely-engraved map of Portugal, based upon an earlier map by Willem Blaeu. The cartography itself is based on the work of Portuguese chart maker Fernando Alvarez Secco.

Includes a decorative cartouche and scale of miles, 2 coats of arms, 2 sailing ships and an image of Neptune, trident in hand, riding a whale.

CONDITION NOTES

Paper is age toned with some foxing; reinforced centerfold.

IDENTIFIER

NL-00051

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