"Vera effigies et delineatio Insulae Ascenstio nuncupate sitae in altitudine 8 graduum…", Bry, Theodore de
Subject: Ascension Island
Period: 1600 (circa)
Color: Black & White
8.7 x 6 inches
22.1 x 15.2 cm
Decorative copper engraving taken from Linschoten's description of Ascension Island. The ocean is filled with delightful illustrations of sea life and a fleet of Portuguese ships. The sheet is then richly embellished with a beautiful compass rose and two elaborate cartouches.
Margin replaced at top. Backed with Japanese tissue to strengthen paper and repair several worm tracks in the blank margins.