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Auction 101, Lot 42

"Aevi Veteris, Typus Geographicus", Ortelius, Abraham

Subject: Ancient World

Period: 1608 (circa)

Publication: Theatrum Orbis Terrarum - Parergon

Color: Black & White

17.5 x 12.3 inches
44.5 x 31.2 cm
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Crisply engraved ancient world map depicting the area of the earth known in classic times. The map occupies the central section of a larger oval projection and extends as far east as Sumatra and south to Madagascar. An ornate border surrounds the map and incorporates four small insets: Europe, Asia, Africa and America representing the "modern" world. Italian text on verso.

References: Shirley #176; Van den Broecke #186.

Condition: A+

Small area of paper expertly replaced in bottom margin, far away from image.

Estimate: $950 - $1,000

Sold for: $750

Closed on 12/4/2002