"Insulae Acores delineante Ludovico Teisera", Blaeu, Johannes
Period: 1660 (circa)
Color: Hand Color
19.5 x 15 inches
49.5 x 38.1 cm
This fine map of the strategically important Azores Islands was drawn by Luis Teixeira, the Portuguese Jesuit who was cartographer to the Spanish crown. The map is beautifully adorned with several sailing ships and compass roses and the central title cartouche features creatures of the sea. This is from a later edition with two cracks from the plate visible in the printing.
The centerfold is toned with paper reinforcement on verso. The paper edges are chipped, well away from the map. Stain or mold mark at lower center in blank margin.