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Auction 101, Lot 267

"Acores Insulae", Ortelius, Abraham

Subject: Atlantic - Azores

Period: 1602 (circa)

Publication: Theatrum

Color: Hand Color

18.3 x 13 inches
46.5 x 33 cm

Splendid map of the Azores based on the cartography of Luis Teixeira. The islands are shown in good detail and the map is richly embellished with three large ornate cartouches, a title banner, sailing ships and a sea monster. A very handsome example from a Spanish edition of either 1602 or 1612.

References: Van den Broecke #24.

Condition: A

Excellent impression and coloring with very large margins. Brown ink on verso, opposite text, with a shadow of show-through.

Estimate: $750 - $850

Sold for: $800

Closed on 12/4/2002