"Acores Insulae", Ortelius, Abraham
Period: 1584 (dated)
Publication: Theatrum Orbis Terrarum
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 three 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 1592.
References: Van den Broecke #24.
Watermarked paper with margins and a centerfold separation that enters map image 1/4" at top and has been closed on verso with archival tape. There are two small spots of candle wax in upper blank margin, far from map image.