"Vera effigies et delineatio Insulae Ascenstio nuncupate sitae in altitudine 8 graduum…", Bry, Theodore de
Subject: Atlantic, Ascension Island
Period: 1600 (circa)
Color: Hand Color
8.7 x 6 inches
22.1 x 15.2 cm
This handsome, boldly engraved map is derived 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.
Wide original margins with pleasant overall ivory toning.