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Auction 109, Lot 530

"Thraciae Veteris Typus", Ortelius, Abraham

Subject: Greece and Turkey

Period: 1612 (published)

Publication: Theatrum Orbis Terrarum

Color: Hand Color

18.7 x 14 inches
47.5 x 35.6 cm

Handsome 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

Wide original margins. Short separation at top fold, not affecting map. Later color. Remnants of hinge tape on verso.

Estimate: $425 - $475

Sold for: $325

Closed on 12/1/2004