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Auction 100, Lot 376

"Romagna, olim Flaminia", Ortelius, Abraham

Subject: Italy

Period: 1612 (published)

Publication: Theatrum Orbis Terrarum

Color: Hand Color

19 x 14.5 inches
48.3 x 36.8 cm

This map was included only in the later issues from 1608 and is relatively uncommon. It is based on the single sheet map of the Romagna area by Giovanni Antonio Magini (1597). Includes a large detailed inset map of the area around Rovigo-Adria in Polesina. The map is fully engraved with mountains, rivers and forest, and also includes an unusual depiction of wheat fields in the vicinity of Ravenna. Strapwork title cartouche. Latin text on verso.

References: Van den Broecke #134.

Condition: C

Toned with original color that has oxidized with a chip missing from map at lower right. This area has been professionally backed with tissue to reinforce the weakened paper.

Estimate: $300 - $350

Sold for: $220

Closed on 9/12/2002