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Auction 118, Lot 513

"Vera effigies et delineatio Insulae Ascenstio nuncupate sitae in altitudine 8 graduum…", Bry, Theodore de

Subject: Atlantic, Ascension Island

Period: 1600 (circa)

Publication:

Color: Hand Color

Size:
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.

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Condition: A+

Wide original margins with pleasant overall ivory toning.

Estimate: $200 - $250

Sold for: $600

Closed on 3/6/2007

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