Very scarce map of Spain and Portugal. This map, originally published by Quad and Bussmachaer in one of their German-language works, does not show the southernmost part of Granada, which was the historically Muslim part of the Iberian Peninsula during the end of the Reconquista.
The map is detailed and decorative, with many towns, cities, and other geographical features shown. Ships are visible at sea in the Mediterranean and the Bay of Biscay. The quote at the top "Solis ad Occasum," refers to the adage that the sun never set on the Spanish Empire during the reign of Philip II.
This map was published in partnership between Quad and Bussmachaer, who published a number of atlases near the turn of the 17th century in the style of Ortelius and de Jode. The map was engraved by Henricus Nagel.