Leen Helmink Antique Maps

Portugal by Ortelius

Cartographer

Ortelius

Title

Portugalliae quae olim Lusitania, novissima & exactissima descriptio

Published

Antwerp, 1570

Size

34.0 x 51.4 cms

Technique

Copper engraving

Stock number

18794

Condition

excellent

Price

$ 875

Description

Abraham Ortelius' map of Portugal after Fernando Alvares Secco. Dedication dated 1560. West is on top of the map.

"One rariry is worth noting: apart from the lattitude notes, a division in climate zones is present [...]. It looks as if the map has been cut out from a larger map."

(Brandmair).