"Vera effigies et delineatio Insulae Ascenscio…", Linschoten, Jan Juygen van
Subject: Ascension Island
Period: 1601 (circa)
Color: Hand Color
13.7 x 9.4 inches
34.8 x 23.9 cm
Incredibly decorative engraving of Ascension Island. Three elevations provide perspective of the rugged topography. The ocean is filled with delightful illustrations of sea life and a fleet of Portuguese ships. The sheet is then richly embellished with two beautiful compass roses and three elaborate cartouches. Beautifully engraved by Baptista a Doetechum.
Nice impression and lovely color. Worm tracks in bottom margin, well away from image.