Antique Maps of Portugal
Azores, Cape Verde, Madeira

Açores Insulae.

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ORTELIUS, Abraham.

Origin: Antwerp, 1592-, Latin text.

An finely engraved and decorative map of the islands of the Azores, with ships and sea monsters. With a note on the use of longitude by Ptolemy in one of the three strapwork cartouche.

Condition: Coloured; short repaired tear to left hand edge of margin, minor marginal soiling, pin hole in the centre of the map, only noticable when held up to the light, otherwise a very good example.

Size: 325 x 465mm (12¾ x 18¼ inches).

Reference: 11747

Price: £560

Carta Geografica del Regno di Portogallo.

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[TIRION, Isaac.].

Origin: Venice, Girolamo Albrizzi, 1740.

A map of Portugal from 'Atlante Novissimo che Contiene Tutte le Parti del Mondo'. With highly decorative figured title cartouche.

Condition: Uncoloured; light centrefold toning due to guard paste and minor marginal staining, otherwise a fine example.

Size: 395 x 330mm (15½ x 13 inches).

Reference: 9833

Price: £170

Carte des Isles du Cap Verd.

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BELLIN, Jacques Nicholas.

Origin: Paris, c.1750.

A map of the Cape Verde islands.

Condition: Coloured; very light spotting in the margins, otherwise a fine example.

Size: 215 x 285mm (8½ x 11¼ inches).

Reference: 10853

Price: £68

Chrorographical Map of the Kingdom of Portugal divided into its Grand Provinces.

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WYLD, James.

Origin: London, 1844.

A finely detailed map of Portugal. Published in 'A New General Atlas of Modern Geography'.

Condition: Original colour; slight print offset, light spotting and minor foxing, otherwise a fine example.

Size: 740 x 515mm (29¼ x 20¼ inches).

Reference: 11776

Price: £150

Isles Acores.

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MALLET, Alain Manesson.

Origin: Paris, 1683.

A fine miniature map of the Azores, from 'Description de l'Univers", a five volume work.

Condition: Coloured, highlighted with gum arabic; light soiling to margins, otherwise fine.

Size: 150 x 105mm (6 x 4¼ inches).

Reference: 13023

Price: £68

Lisbon (Lisboa).

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Society for the Diffusion of Useful Knowledge, (S.D.U.K.)

Origin: London, Baldwin & Cradock, 1833.

An early Victorian detailed plan of the city, drawn by W.B.Clarke and engraved by J.Henshall, with a superb prospect view along the bottom. From the 1844 edition published by Chapman & Hall, for The Society for the Diffusion of Useful Knowledge.

Condition: Original outline colour; light age-toning to the edges of margins, otherwise a very good example.

Size: 320 x 385mm (12½ x 15¼ inches).

Reference: 10649

Price: £68

Lisbon (Lisboa).

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Society for the Diffusion of Useful Knowledge, (S.D.U.K.)

Origin: London, Thomas Letts, [1877].

A Victorian detailed plan of the city, drawn by W.B.Clarke and engraved by J.Henshall, with a superb prospect view along the bottom. From the 1877 edition published by Thomas Letts for The Society for the Diffusion of Useful Knowledge.

Condition: Original outline colour; very light age-toning to the edges of the margins, otherwise a fine example.

Size: 320 x 385mm (12½ x 15¼ inches).

Reference: 10687

Price: £75

Lisbona.

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MUNSTER, Sebastian.

Origin: Basle, Heinrich Petri, 1550-, German text edition.

A woodcut panoramic view of Lisbon. The city is shown from the sea, with many galleons and rowing boats shown in the foreground. Buildings are noted and along the quay, a pair of galleons are shown during construction.

Condition: Uncoloured woodcut; minor overall age-toning, light marginal soiling, small hole in the lower margin, otherwise a very good example.

Size: 280 x 365mm (11 x 14¼ inches).

Reference: 12330

Price: £280

Mapa dos Reynos de Portugal e Algarve.

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LATTRÉ, M.

Origin: Paris, M. Lattré, c.1780.

A fine and detailed map of southern Portugal and Spain. Highly decorative title cartouche bottom left.

Condition: Original outline colour; some Catholic censorship on the crown and arms of the title cartouche, otherwise a fine example.

Size: 300 x 420mm (11¾ x 16½ inches).

Reference: 6885

Price: £150

Novissima Regnorum Portugaliæ et Algarbiæ Descriptio.

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DANCKERTS, Justin.

Origin: Amsterdam, c.1680.

A highly decorative map of Portugal with title on a scroll held aloft by winged cherubs, sailing ships and a compass rose adorn the sea.

Condition: Superb original colour; slight soiling to margins and minor spotting, otherwise a fine example.

Size: 420 x 535mm (16½ x 21 inches).

Reference: 10882

Price: £390

Oporto (Porto)

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Society for the Diffusion of Useful Knowledge, (S.D.U.K.)

Origin: London, Baldwin & Cradock, 1833.

An early Victorian detailed plan of the city, drawn by W.B.Clarke and engraved by J.Henshall, with a superb prospect along the bottom. From the 1844 edition published by Chapman & Hall for The Society for the Diffusion of Useful Knowledge.

Condition: Original outline colour; light age-toning to the edges of the margins, minor light soiling, otherwise a very good example.

Size: 325 x 385mm (12¾ x 15¼ inches).

Reference: 10641

Price: £62

Oporto (Porto)

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Society for the Diffusion of Useful Knowledge, (S.D.U.K.)

Origin: London, Thomas Letts, [1877].

A Victorian detailed plan of the city, with a superb prospect along the bottom. From the 1877 edition published by Thomas Letts for The Society for the Diffusion of Useful Knowledge.

Condition: Original outline colour; very light age-toning to the edges of the margins, otherwise a fine example.

Size: 325 x 385mm (12¾ x 15¼ inches).

Reference: 10691

Price: £75

Portugalia et Algarve.

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MERCATOR, Gerard.

Origin: Amsterdam, Jodocus Hondius & Johannis CLOPPENBURG, 1632.

A superbly engraved map of Portugal, with a sailing ship, compass rose and decorative title cartouche.

Condition: Coloured; trimmed close at left margin, with no loss and enough blank paper to facilitate framing, light staining and minor defects to margins, otherwise very good.

Size: 185 x 250mm (7¼ x 9¾ inches).

Reference: 7789

Price: £130

Portugallia et Algarbia quae olim Lusitania.

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BLAEU, Willem.

Origin: Amsterdam, 1650, Dutch text edition.

A map of the whole of Portugal by Vernando Alvero Secco, the sea area decorated with many ships and Neptune riding on a fish.

Condition: Fine original colour; light toning to the edges of the paper, very minor spotting in margins, slight show through of text from verso, otherwise a fine example.

Size: 385 x 500mm (15¼ x 19¾ inches).

Reference: 10030

Price: £420

Portugallia et Algarbia quae olim Lusitania.

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BLAEU, Willem.

Origin: Amsterdam, c.1645, French text edition.

A map of the whole of Portugal by Vernando Alvero Secco, the sea is decorated with many ships and Neptune riding on a fish.

Condition: Fine original colour; very light age-toning to the edges of the margins and two small holes caused by faults in the paper manufacture, otherwise a fine example.

Size: 385 x 500mm (15¼ x 19¾ inches).

Reference: 10891

Price: £420

Portugalliae que olim Lusitania, novissima & exactissima descriptio Aucto re Vernando Alvaro Secco.

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ORTELIUS, Abraham.

Origin: Antwerp, 1603, Latin text edition.

One of the most decorative maps of Portugal available and also one of the earliest. This is the second plate produced for the atlas, 'Theatrum Orbis Terrarrum'.

Condition: Fine original colour; light marginal soiling, otherwise a fine example.

Size: 340 x 510mm (13½ x 20 inches).

Reference: 10019

Price: £520

Portugalliae que olim Lusitania, novissima & exactissima descriptio Aucto re Vernando Alvaro Secco.

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ORTELIUS, Abraham.

Origin: Antwerp, 1592, Latin text edition.

One of the most decorative maps of Portugal available and also one of the earliest. This appears to be the second plate produced for the atlas, 'Theatrum Orbis Terrarrum', although this example does not match the description in van den Broecke exactly. Although the flow lines in the River Douro, hairy face in cartouche and sea monster and windows on buildings in the city of Porto all indicate 2nd plate, there is no stippling behind the sea names as described. Also the hachuring in the scale blocks along the bottom is vertical as per the first plate. The page number on the verso indicates post 1592.

Condition: Finely coloured; light marginal soiling, slight show-through of text from verso in upper margin, otherwise a fine example.

Size: 340 x 510mm (13½ x 20 inches).

Reference: 11036

Price: £420

Portuguese Islands in the Atlantic Ocean.

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FULLARTON & Co., Archibald.

Origin: London & Edinburgh, 1874.

Two maps on one sheet, one of the Islands in the Atlantic, including the Azores, Terceira, San Miguel, Pico, Fayal and others, the lower one the Island of Madeira. From 'The Royal Illustrated Atlas of Modern Geography'.

Condition: Original coloured lithograph; minor spotting and light age-toning to margins, otherwise very good condition.

Size: 460 x 305mm (18 x 12 inches).

Reference: 11613

Price: £80