"Acores Insulae", Ortelius, Abraham
Period: 1603 (published)
Publication: Theatrum Orbis Terrarum
Color: Hand Color
18.3 x 12.9 inches
46.5 x 32.8 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 1603.
References: Van den Broecke #24.
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.