Auction 103, Lot 270

"Acores Insulae", Ortelius, Abraham

Subject: Azores

Period: 1588 (published)


Color: Hand Color

18 x 13 inches
45.7 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. This is from the 1588 Spanish edition with text on right half of verso and page number 14.

References: Van den Broecke, #24.

Condition: A

Beautiful impression with fine original color. Thick hand-laid paper with watermark and very large margins.

Estimate: $800 - $1,000

Sold for: $1,100

Closed on 6/11/2003