"Acores Insulae", Ortelius, Abraham
Period: 1584 (dated)
Color: Hand Color
18.5 x 13 inches
47 x 33 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. Latin text on verso, published circa 1612.
References: Van den Broecke #24.
Lovely impression and color with wide original margins. There are a few short edge tears, not affecting image, repaired with archival tape on verso.