Leen Helmink Antique Maps

Angra/Terceira (Azores) by Montanus/Ogilby

Cartographer

Montanus/Ogilby

Title

Angra op Tercera

Published

Amsterdam, 1671

Size

29 x 35 cms

Technique

Copper engraving

Stock number

18811

Condition

excellent

Price

$ 400

Description

"This beautiful engraving of Angra on Terceira depicts the city and its surrounds under attack by sea. Ships menace the harbor, and fires can be seen springing up in the fields beyond the city walls. The Portuguese stronghold on this key Atlantic port of call came under fire more than once in its history, and it is not clear which attack this particular view depicts.

The view is derived from the Linschoten and De Bry views of the 16th century, but additional fortifications have been added overlooking the bay."

(Martayan Lan)