By: Jan Huygen van Linschoten
Date: 1596 (published) Amsterdam
Dimensions: 18.7 x 32.7 inches (47.5 x 83 cm)
This is an extraordinarily executed bird’s-eye view of the town of Angra on the Island of Terceira in the Azores, with its harbor, fortress, and surrounding fields and mountains. Embellished with a superb compass rose, renderings of European sailing ships, and coats of arms of Portugal, the Azores, and Portuguese administrator, Christophoro Mouro.
Condition: Archivally reinforced on the back in several areas where vertical and horizontal folds meet. Two minor spots of foxing. Map has been trimmed on all sides with little to no loss to the margins.
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