Auction 114, Lot 347

"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.


Condition: B

Margin replaced at top. Backed with Japanese tissue to strengthen paper and repair several worm tracks in the blank margins.

Estimate: $140 - $180

Sold for: $150

Closed on 3/1/2006