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Portugallia et Algarbia quae olim Lusitania.
Selling price: $50
Sold in 2015
The map of the whole of Portugal lies east to west and it is embellished with a pair of Portuguese coats of-arms, galleons, compass roses and Neptune astride a dolphin out in the Atlantic sea.
A handsome title cartouche is seen in lower left-hand corner, flanked by two learned astronomers, along with a rococo style mileage scale. With German text on the verso.
From an incomplete example of the 1634 German text edition of Blaeu's "Novus Atlas", previously owned by Johann Christoph Gesen (1639), Johann Rudolph von Metzradt (1651), Friedrich August II, King of Saxony (1797-1854).
P. van der Krogt mentions two variants for the German 1634 text edition and only two examples containing proof states (Bad Münstereifel and Gotha).
Read more about the Ruscelli. [+]#1634">Novus Atlas of 1634 and Willem Blaeu. [+]
Reference: V.d.Krogt, Atlantes Neerlandici, Vol.2, 2:131.1.
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