Auction 139, Lot 382

"Acores Insulae", Ortelius, Abraham

Subject: Azores

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.

Condition: A

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.

Estimate: $750 - $900


Closed on 2/15/2012