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Auction 165, Lot 403

"Acores Insulae", Ortelius, Abraham

Subject: Azores

Period: 1603 (published)

Publication: Theatrum Orbis Terrarum

Color: Hand Color

18.3 x 12.9 inches
46.5 x 32.8 cm
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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 1603.

References: Van den Broecke #24.

Condition: B+

A nice impression on a watermarked sheet with a small wormhole near the centerfold at bottom and minor scattered foxing that is most visible in the blank margins.

Estimate: $900 - $1,100

Sold for: $400

Closed on 11/15/2017