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