Auction 98, Lot 254

"Acores Insulae", Ortelius, Abraham

Subject: Atlantic - Azores

Period: 1584 (dated)

Publication: Theatrum Orbis Terrarum

Color: Hand Color

18.2 x 12.7 inches
46.2 x 32.3 cm

Splendid map of the Azores based on the cartography of Luis Teixeira. The islands are shown in good detail and the map is richly embellished with three large ornate cartouches, a title banner, sailing ships and a sea monster.

References: Van den Broecke, 24.

Condition: A

Expert repair of a couple of tears in upper margin and a tiny spot at neatline.

Estimate: $750 - $800

Sold for: $950

Closed on 3/6/2002