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Auction 194, Lot 369

"Acores Insulae", Ortelius, Abraham

Subject: Azores

Period: 1584 (dated)

Publication: Theatrum Orbis Terrarum

Color: Hand Color

18.3 x 13 inches
46.5 x 33 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 1592.

References: Van den Broecke #24.

Condition: A+

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.

Estimate: $550 - $700

Sold for: $425

Closed on 9/13/2023