A spectacularly decorative map of the Portuguese islands of the Azores in the Atlantic Ocean. A wonderful title cartouche, numerous compass roses, rhumb lines and galleons adorn and complement this superb map. It was issued by Blaeu, one of the most famous and pre-eminent seventeenth-century Dutch engraving and publishing houses. Published in his monumental 12-volume Atlas Major.
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Size: 525 x 605 mm. Copperplate engraving in full and original colour. Fine condition.