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ORTELIUS, A. - Açores Insulae. . .

ORTELIUS, A. - Açores Insulae. . .
Açores Insulae. . . - ORTELIUS, A.
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Title : Açores Insulae. . ..
Map maker : ORTELIUS, A..
Date : Antwerp, 1584.
Size : 13.0 x 18.5 inches. / 33.0 x 47.0 cm.
Colouring : Coloured.

Description :Three cartouches of exceptional beauty decorate this artistic map. A beautifully engraved chart of the Azores based on Luis Teixeira's cartographic work with two 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 circa 1584. The size and detail of the map reflects the strategic importance of the Azores during the 16th Century and the level of commercial and navigational activity on the islands. Lovely impression and colour with wide original margins. From the first modern world atlas by Abraham Ortelius.

Condition : Strong paper, verso age-toned.

ID: 94569

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