1645 Janssonius - Portugallia et Algarbia quae olim Lusitania

SOLD: Attractive mid-17th century map of Portugal

Title:

Portugallia et Algarbia quae olim Lusitania

Map maker:

Jan Janssonius

Place and Year:

Amsterdam, [c.1645]

Dimensions:

38.5 x 49.5 cm (15¼ x 19½ in)

Technique:

Copperplate engraving

Coloring:

Hand colored

Condition Rating:

VG+

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DETAILS

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 Ottoman dress using navigational instruments.

Verso Text: German

CONDITION NOTES

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

IDENTIFIER

NL-00314

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