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Abraham Ortelius:  Portugalliae Que Olim Lusitania, novissima et exactissima Descrtiptio . . .

Maps of Portugal


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Title: Portugalliae Que Olim Lusitania, novissima et exactissima Descrtiptio . . .

Map Maker: Abraham Ortelius

Place / Date: Antwerp / 1584

Coloring: Hand Colored

Size: 19.5 x 13 inches

Condition: VG+

Price: $875.00

Inventory ID: 48169


Description:

Full color example of Ortelius' map of Portugal, from Ortelius' Theatrum Orbis Terrarum, the first modern atlas of the world.

Includes 2 ornate cartouches, sea monster and 2 sailing ships.  

Based upon Fernando Alvarez Secco's two-sheet map of Portugal, engraved by Sebastiano de Re, and published by Achilles Statius (1524-1581), a Portuguese, at the publishing house of Michele Tramezzino, in 1561.


References: Van den Broecke 26


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