"Acores Insulae", Ortelius, Abraham
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.
Beautiful impression with fine original color. Thick hand-laid paper with watermark and very large margins.