Joseph James Forrester and His Maps of the Portuguese Douro

Richard Mayson
From £650.00

Joseph James Forrester was more than a winemaker, artist, pioneer photographer and botanist, he was also a surveyor and cartographer. His legacy, more than any of his other avocations, is his map making. His 'Great Map',  The Portuguese Douro and Adjacent Country, is at once both handsome and rare. Like all great maps, it is historically significant as well. It can certainly be said that it is the crown jewel of Port literature and most worthy of bing reproduced in the spirit of the original. 

Limited edition of 220 numbered sets, each set initialed by the publisher. Published by The Port Lover's Library 

The price of  the portfolio including two maps, three books in a cloth covered clamshell box with gold foil stamped labelling is $1250, €950* or £650 *price subject to fluctuating currency 

Joseph James Forrester and His Maps of the Douro can safely be shipped anywhere in the world in its custom-made shipping crate. Shipping and insurance is additional at cost.   

Richard Mayson is an internationally-known writer and authority on the wines of Portugal, especially Port and Madeira.

Debbie Hall was formerly with the British Library Map Room and now with the Bodleian Library.

Isaac Oelgart is a publsiher, rare book bibliographer, book collector, fine book maker, book designer and, as equally important, a Portonian.  

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