Auction 171, Lot 418

"Acores Insulae", Ortelius, Abraham

Subject: Azores

Period: 1584 (dated)

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. Italian text on verso, published between 1608-15.

References: Van den Broecke #24.

Condition: A

Excellent impression on paper with the horn coat of arms watermark commonly found on Ortelius maps. There is a hint of toning along the centerfold and several light damp stains confined to the wide, blank margins.

Estimate: $550 - $650

Sold for: $300

Closed on 2/6/2019