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Azores
ORTELIUS, A., Acores Insulae., antique map, old maps ORTELIUS, A. - Acores Insulae.
Antwerp, 1592, In attractive strong colours.. 326x465mm. Heavy paper, strong print, clean image, wide margins. Some browning foxing, mostly in margins. Latin text on verso.
Important map of Ortelius of the strategic islands of the Azores, in the 16th century an important hub from the Spanish Americas and the Silver fleet. The observation of Columbus that compass variation (i.e. the difference between the real and the magnetic north) was minimal in that region procured... (Click on title or image to go to item page)
Estimates : $ 500 - $ 900
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