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Auction 105, Lot 430

"Fori Iulii Accurata Descriptio", Ortelius, Abraham

Subject: Northern Italy

Period: 1573 (dated)

Publication: Theatrum Orbis Terrarum

Color: Hand Color

18.8 x 14 inches
47.8 x 35.6 cm
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Extends from Venice north to the Italian Alps and east to Trieste and Istria. Good view of Venice floating on several islands. First state of this map that was published in the 1584 Latin edition. Embellished with a large sea monster, ships and a wind compass.

References: Van Den Broecke #119.

Condition: C

Surface soiling and toned along centerfold with some areas of paper weakening. Some small marginal tears with slightly trimmed margins leaving about 1/2". Paper is a bit brittle at edges.

Estimate: $500 - $600

Sold for: $425

Closed on 12/3/2003