Auction 113, Lot 367

"Acores Insulae", Ortelius, Abraham

Subject: Azores

Period: 1584 (dated)

Publication: Theatrum Orbis Terrarum

Color: Hand Color

18.3 x 12.8 inches
46.5 x 32.5 cm

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

References: Van den Broecke #24.

Condition: A

Estimate: $900 - $1,100

Sold for: $550

Closed on 12/7/2005