Portugal

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  • 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
  • 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…

    • Author: CORONELLI Vincenzo Maria
    • Year: 1690
    • Dimension: 450 x 602 mm
    • Place of publication: Venice
  • 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
  • A fine miniature map of Portugal from “Theatro del Mondo” the famous plagiarised version of Ortelius’ pocket atlas published specifically for the Italian market by Pietro Marchetti. First printed in Brescia this is the rare Venetian edition of 1667. Italian text on verso.

    • Author: MARCHETTI Pietro
    • Year: 1667
    • Dimension: 75 x 105 mm
    • Place of publication: Venice
  • Fine map of Portugal oriented with west at the top (and north incorrectly pointing south on the compass rose) from Corso Geografico Universale by Vincenzo Coronelli published in Venice, 1690. A decorative title cartouche appears in bottom center embellished with military flags and canon. The scales cartouche and the arms of Portugal and Algarve are supported by mermen in the Atlantic and four smaller crests represent the adjacent regions of Spain. At bottom right the…

    • Author: CORONELLI Vincenzo Maria
    • Year: 1690
    • Dimension: 594 x 444 mm
    • Place of publication: Venice
  • 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
  • Uncommon and elegant Italian map by Filippo Naymiller showing Spain and Portugal published in Milan. Includes a second sheet of text embellished by vignettes of Madrid and Lisbona engraved by Baldi. It provides really interesting geographical and statistical information of the Countries. The map was finely engraved by Pietro Allodi. From Atlante di geografia universale: cronologico, storico, statistico e letterario Milan, 1860 at Litografia Pagnoni.

    • Author: Filippo Naymiller, Francesco Pagnoni
    • Dimension: 32 x 42 cm
    • Place of publication: Milan
    • Year: 1860