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Auction 106, Lot 430

"Thraciae Veteris Typus", Ortelius, Abraham

Subject: Greece and Turkey

Period: 1595 (published)

Publication: Theatrum Orbis Terrarum

Color: Hand Color

18.7 x 14 inches
47.5 x 35.6 cm
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Fabulous map of ancient Thrace based on Gastaldi's 1560 map of South East Europe, and on information from numerous ancient sources, specifically Herodotus, Plinius, Strabo, Appianus, Virgilius, Plutarchus, and Sidonius. Portions of the Black Sea, Sea of Marmara, and Thrakikon Pelagos, all stipple engraved, make this a very handsome map. Three decorative, strapwork cartouches. Latin text on verso.

References: Van den Broecke #214.

Condition: A

Old color including the decorative initial on verso. Couple of very faint spots, still very good.

Estimate: $450 - $600

Sold for: $400

Closed on 3/3/2004