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Auction 113, Lot 380

"Romani Imperii Imago", Ortelius, Abraham

Subject: Europe

Period: 1579 (published)

Publication: Theatrum Orbis Terrarum - Paregon

Color: Hand Color

19.5 x 13.6 inches
49.5 x 34.5 cm
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Superb map of the Roman Empire covering most of Europe, Northern Africa, and the Near and Middle East. The map is richly decorated with several strapwork cartouches, two containing portraits. The cartouches in the lower section of the map contain an account of Roman history including a large genealogical tree of Roman kings. This is the first state with Latin text on verso.

References: Van den Broecke #187.

Condition: A

Minor soil and a couple of spots in blank margins.

Estimate: $800 - $1,000

Sold for: $1,100

Closed on 12/7/2005