Auction 111, Lot 522

"Tusciae Antiquae Typus", Ortelius, Abraham

Subject: Italy

Period: 1584 (dated)

Publication: Theatrum Orbis Terrarum

Color: Hand Color

19 x 12.5 inches
48.3 x 31.8 cm

Stunning map of ancient Tuscany based on Bellarmati's map supplemented by classical sources. Includes numerous small islands off the coast, as well as a bit of northern Corsica. Adorned with three strapwork cartouches and a westward sailing ship. This is the first of two plates, published in 1584. German text on verso.

References: Van den Broecke #207.

Condition: A

Minor printer's creases. Small hole in blank margin, not affecting map. Small abrasion affecting right neatline.

Estimate: $750 - $900

Sold for: $475

Closed on 6/8/2005