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Auction 188, Lot 336

"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
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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 in 1584, the first edition in which this map appeared.

References: Van den Broecke #24.

Condition: B+

A dark, early impression on a sheet with the crossed arrows watermark commonly found on Ortelius maps and light dampstaining.

Estimate: $550 - $700

Sold for: $425

Closed on 6/22/2022