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Fine 1635 map of Portugal by Merian based on Portuguese sources

Place/Date: Frankfurt / 1635
$275.
Title: Portugallia et Algarbia quae olim Lusitania
Dimensions
35.5 x 28 cm (14 x 11 in)
Identifier
NL-00051
Coloring
Uncolored
Condition Rating
VG
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Description

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.

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Condition Description

Paper is age toned with some foxing; reinforced centerfold.

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