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Auction 109, Lot 336

"Acores Insulae", Ortelius, Abraham

Subject: Azores

Period: 1584 (dated)

Publication: Theatrum Orbis Terrarum

Color: Hand Color

18.2 x 13 inches
46.2 x 33 cm

A beautifully engraved chart of the Azores based on Luis Teixeira's cartographic work. Two ornate title cartouches and a title banner are at top center. The sea is fully engraved in stipple and features a sea monster and sailing ships. Dutch text on verso, published in 1598.

References: Van den Broecke #24.

Condition: A

Fine impression and old color. Minor tiny tears and stains in wide margins, well away from map.

Estimate: $800 - $1,000

Sold for: $600

Closed on 12/1/2004