Decorative map of the Azores embellished by an elaborate inset map of Angra do Heroísmo, (one of the three capital cities of the Azores) on Terceira Island. From Coronelli’s Corso Geografico Universale published in Venice in 1690. Vincenzo Maria Coronelli is widely recognised as one of Italy’s most famous and greatest cartographers. He received an ecclesiastical education at the convent of the Minor Conventuals and also studied theology in Rome. However, his interests in geography and cartography were awoken early in his ecclesiastical career and never suppressed. He made very famous globes (including an impressive very large-scale pair for Louis XIV) and some of the most interesting and decorative atlases of all 17th century like Atlante Veneto, Isolario, Corso Geografico Universale, Libro dei Globi and also some pocket books about towns and islands. These important works are all finely engraved in his unique style with high quantity of toponymic and historical information. In 1680 Coronelli also founded the oldest surviving geographical society “The Argonauts Accademy”.
[Portugal] Isole Azzori o Azzoridi dette altrimenti Acipitrum, Tertiae, Flandricae et Superiores. Possedute nel Mare Atlantico da Portoghesi
Miniature map from “Neu aussgeffertigter kleiner Atlas” by J. Muller published in Franckfurt in 1702 at Johann Philip Andrea. Engraved with great care by G. Karsch e G. Bodeneher. Rare.
- Author: MULLER Johann Ulrich
- Year: 1702
- Dimension: 70 x 80 mm
- Place of publication: Frankfurt
Carte itineraire physique politique et routiere de l’Espagne et du Portugal: indiquant les trois grandes Regions geographiques les ancines et les nouvelles DivisionsMore Info € 600,00
This extremely uncommon carte-a-figures map from the 19th century features the Iberian Peninsula and is surrounded with defly engraved figures and representations of places of note in Spain and Portugal. The vignettes flanking the map include Alhambra, Malaga, The Giralda Bell Tower of the Cathedral of Seville, Burgos Cathedral, Tower of Orangers in Seville, St. Nicholas’s Tower in Cordova, the Carmel Convent, Madrid, Lisbon and El Prado in addition to others. The figures below the map include a bull fighter and typical attire for residents of various parts of Spain and Portugal. The map is filled with details of roads, towns and cities, as well as topography and was made as a folding map to assist travelers in the region.
- Author: A. R. Fremin
- Dimension: 53,5 x 73 cm
- Place of publication: Paris
- Year: 1840
Detailed map of Portugal oriented with the north to the right from the Mercator Hondius Atlas Minor published in Amsterdam in 1648 at Jannsonius with german text on verso. In 1607 Jodocus Hondius published a reduced-size version of Mercator’s “Atlas”, itself suitably titled “Atlas Minor”. The maps were copied from those of the great cartographer Mercator of around 1580-90 or were reductions of Hondius’ own maps of 1606. Almost 20 years later Joannes Janssonius commissioned…
- Author: MERCATOR Gerard - HONDIUS Henricus
- Year: 1648
- Dimension: 203 x 140 mm
- Place of publication: Amsterdam
[Portugal] Il Portugallo Cioe Le Provincie di Entredouro, e Minho, Traz-Os-Montes, e Beira Di Nuova ProjezioneMore Info € 150,00
Map of the northern half of Portugal, with attractive cartouche at lower right, showing moored ship with its cargo of barrels unloaded on the shore, next to a stone tablet on which is written the title. From Atlante Novissimo, illustrato ed accresciuto sulle osservazioni, e scoperte fatte dai più celebri e più recenti cartografi by Antonio Zatta published in Venice in 1779. Antonio Zatta was one of the leading cartographers and publishers of the time,…
- Author: ZATTA Antonio
- Year: 1779
- Dimension: 320 x 420 mm
- Place of publication: Venice