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Portugalliae que olim Lusitania, novissima & exactissima descriptio

Major collection: Hart Nautical
Named collection: Allan Forbes Collection
Object type: engraving
Maker: Secco, Vernando Alvaro; Mercator, Gerard; Doetecomius, Baptista
Place made: Netherlands, North Holland, Amsterdam
Date made: 1600-1633
Materials: ink; laid paper
Measurements: 16 1/2 in x 21 in.
Nomenclature: maps
Classification: cartography

A map of Portugal made from the copper plate of Gerard Mercator and published in an unidentified atlas. The south-oriented map includes a Portuguese coat of arms, three elaborate strapwork cartouches, two ships, a sea monster, and a compass rose. French text on verso (208v and 205r) that begins the chapter "De Portugal."


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