Map of the Iberian Peninsula, attributed to Augustin Hirschvogel, c. 1553

Map of the Iberian Peninsula, attributed to Augustin Hirschvogel, c. 1553

silver (metal), h 12.0cm × d 61.0cm. More details

Cartography and art are united here: the map reflects the latest scientific knowledge and the object itself is fashioned from precious materials. Painted on the back of the polished round rock crystal plate is a map of Spain and Portugal. Over the course of time, the original bright blue colour of the expensive lapis lazuli has discoloured almost entirely to a dull grey.

On display in room 2.3-07

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