|Hispaniae et Portugalliae regna per Nicolaum Visscher - NETHERLANDS|
Wednesday, July 02, 2014
Hispaniae et Portugalliae regna Map - NETHERLANDS
The second official card of the day (there were four in my mailbox today!) shows a reproduction of a old map of my sweet Iberian Peninsula, the most beautiful place in Europe (if you don't agree is only because you don't know it properly). It's a Dutch publication, showing the kingdoms of Portugal and Spain, made by the famous cartograph Nicolas Visscher on the late 17th century. Thank you very much Sanijn, it's a awesome contribution to my map collection (and yes, I'm following the FIFA World Cup in Brazil, but let's not talk about it, ok?) This postcard took 3 days to arrive!
The Iberian Peninsula commonly called Iberia, is the third largest European peninsula (after the Scandinavian and Balkan peninsulas); it is located in the extreme southwest of the continent. The area is approximately 582,000 km2.There are three countries in it: Spain, Portugal and Andorra, as well as a part of France and the British Overseas Territory of Gibraltar. The Iberian Peninsula is the westernmost part of Europe.