"Acores Insulae", Ortelius, Abraham
Period: 1584 (dated)
Publication: Theatrum Orbis Terrarum
Color: Hand Color
18.3 x 13 inches
46.5 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 in 1592.
References: Van den Broecke #24.
A sharp impression on a bright sheet with the horn coat of arms watermark commonly found on Ortelius maps. Attractive modern coloring with gilt highlights.