CARTE DES COSTES DE PORTUGAL ET DE PARTIE D'ESPAGNE DEPUIS LE CAP DE FINISTERE JUSQUE S AU DETROIT DE GIBRALTER
Cartographer: Jacques-Nicolas BELLIN
Date: 1753 Paris
This stunning large-scale chart depicts the coastline of Portugal from the Strait of Gibraltar to Muros and Fisterra (Finisterre) in Spain. Key cities and river inlets are depicted along the coast, with numerous soundings, rocks, shoals, and anchorages shown. Decorative compass roses orient north to the left of the chart. Two large insets show Lisbon with the entrance to the Tejo River and Cadiz.
Engraved by Hermann van Loon.
Issued by Depot de la Marine but before their stamp. This map was initially issued by Jaillot in 1686-91 in Sanson & Jaillots monumental Sea Atlas.
Heavy, watermarked paper with some repairs and slight staining on what was probably a single sheet issued map.