1645 Janssonius - Portugallia et Algarbia quae olim Lusitania
SOLD: Attractive mid-17th century map of Portugal
Portugallia et Algarbia quae olim Lusitania
38.5 x 49.5 cm (15¼ x 19½ in)
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
Text on verso slightly visible through the map; expert repairs in right margin and along centerfold, paper a little thin in places; very good.