"Acores Insulae", Ortelius, Abraham
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.
Fine impression and old color. Minor tiny tears and stains in wide margins, well away from map.