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Auction 195, Lot 424

"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 strapwork cartouches and a title banner at top center. The sea is fully engraved in stipple and features a sea monster and sailing ships. Spanish text on verso, published in 1588.

References: Van den Broecke #24.

Condition: B+

A nice impression on a sheet with the crossed arrows watermark commonly found on Ortelius maps. There is a tiny abrasion along the lower centerfold and some minor toning and soiling mostly in the blank margins. An archivally repaired centerfold separation is confined to the bottom blank margin.

Estimate: $550 - $700

Sold for: $550

Closed on 11/15/2023