1635 Merian - Portugallia et Algarbia quae olim Lusitania
Fine 1635 map of Portugal by Merian based on Portuguese sources
Portugallia et Algarbia quae olim Lusitania
Matthäus Merian, Topographia
35.5 x 28 cm (14 x 11 in)
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.
Paper is age toned with some foxing; reinforced centerfold.