Auction 110, Lot 523

"Transilvania", Ortelius, Abraham

Subject: Romania

Period: 1601 (circa)

Publication: Theatrum Orbis Terrarum

Color: Hand Color

17.7 x 13 inches
45 x 33 cm

Handsome map vividly depicting the mountainous regions and the fertile river valleys. Three strapwork cartouches including one that credits Sambucus's map of 1566 as the basis of this map. Third state and most likely published in 1601 based on length of plate crack in lower margins and page 97 on verso. Latin text on verso.

References: Van den Broecke #153.3.

Condition: A+

Beautiful impression and original coloring. A little surface soil in margins.

Estimate: $400 - $500

Sold for: $300

Closed on 3/2/2005