Auction 112, Lot 359

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

Subject: Atlantic Ocean

Period: 1596 (circa)

Publication: Itinerario

Color: Hand Color

Size:
13.7 x 9.4 inches
34.8 x 23.9 cm

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. Beautifully engraved by Baptista a Doetechum.

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Condition: B

Tissue repairs on centerfold and a small paper weakness at upper left.

Estimate: $450 - $500

Sold for: $375

Closed on 9/28/2005

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