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Auction 109, Lot 517

"Pontus Euxinus Aequor Iasonio Pulsatum Remige Primum", Ortelius, Abraham

Subject: Black Sea

Period: 1590 (dated)

Publication: Theatrum Orbis Terrarum

Color: Hand Color

19.8 x 14 inches
50.3 x 35.6 cm

This map of the Black Sea was made by Ortelius on the basis of modern information presented in Mercator's maps of Southeast Europe, as well as classical sources. It is embellished strapwork title and scale cartouches. Published in the 1612 Latin edition.

References: Van den Broecke #213.

Condition: A

Wide margins with faint mat burn not affecting map. Recent color with some bleed through on verso. Remnants of hinge tape on verso.

Estimate: $300 - $350

Sold for: $300

Closed on 12/1/2004