Ferdinand Alvares Seco (fl. 1560) also Fernando Álvaro Seco, was responsible for drafting the first separate map of Portugal. The first printed versions of his work were dedicated to the Milanese Cardinal Guido Sforza, so it is sometimes thought that he was a member of the Sforzas' court in Milan - it is more likely that he was Portuguese, and the map's dedication to Sforza was tendered by the Cardinal's prospective librarian. Virtually nothing is known with certainty about Alvaro Seco beyond his map, which remained the source map for almost every subsequent map of Kingdom of Portugal for over a century.

Out of Stock Maps