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Auction 125, Lot 423

"Vera effigies et delineatio Insulae Ascenscio…", Linschoten, Jan Juygen van

Subject: Ascension Island

Period: 1601 (circa)

Publication: Itinerario

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.


Condition: A

Nice impression and lovely color. Worm tracks in bottom margin, well away from image.

Estimate: $375 - $450

Sold for: $275

Closed on 9/24/2008