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Auction 107, Lot 281

"Vera effigies et delineatio Insulae Ascenscio…", Linschoten, Jan Juygen van

Subject: Ascension Island

Period: 1600 (circa)


Color: Hand Color

13.7 x 9.4 inches
34.8 x 23.9 cm
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Incredibly decorative engraving of Ascension Island. Three elevations provide prospective of the rugged topography. The ocean is filled with delightful illustrations of sea life and a fleet of Portuguese ships. The sheet is then richly embellished with two beautiful compass roses and three elaborate cartouches.


Condition: A

Tiny fold separation well away from plate.

Estimate: $300 - $350

Sold for: $450

Closed on 6/9/2004