Planta do Parque da Pena.
18.75 x 23.5 in (47.625 x 59.69 cm)
1 : 5000
This is a c. 1912 Egreja map of the Parque da Pena (Pena Park), Sintra, Portugal. The map details one of Portugal's most famous public parks. It names the Pena Palace (Palacio da Pena), the Chalet da Condessa, and the Castle of the Moors (Castelo dos Mouros), among other sites. Also included are the winding forested paths throughout that make the park so charming.
Pena Park or the Parque da PenaSituated in Sintra, twenty-two kilometers west of Lisbon, the Parque da Pena was created in 1846 by King Ferdinand II, as a private recreation area around the Pena Palace. It was acquired by the Portuguese government in 1886. The 205 hectare park was placed under the jurisdiction of the Forest Service in 1911, one year before this mapwas issued. It is considered one of the most beautiful parks in Europe and its location allows both cold weather and warm weather flora to happily inhabit the park. The king ordered the park filled with trees from all over the world, including sequoia, magnolia, and Lawson's cypress from North America, Cryptomeria from Japan, ginkgo from China, and a wide variety of ferns and tree ferns from as far as Australia and New Zealand.
Publication History and CensusThis map was engraved and printed by Engreja c. 1912 and, with text in French and Portuguese on the verso. This piece is not cataloged in OCLC and we have located only one other example that has appeared on the private market.
Very good. Light wear along original fold lines. Verso repairs to fold separations. Closed margin tears professionally repaired on verso. Bilingual French and Portuguese text and index on verso.