Auction 113, Lot 589

"Graeciae Universae Secundum Hodiernum Situm Neoterical Descriptio", Ortelius, Abraham

Subject: Greece

Period: 1579 (published)

Publication: Theatrum Orbis Terrarum

Color: Hand Color

20 x 14.3 inches
50.8 x 36.3 cm

This fine map of Greece and its surroundings was based on the work of Giacomo Gastaldi. It is very detailed and includes the islands in the Aegean Sea. The map is embellished by a sailing ship and a large ornate cartouche

References: Van den Broecke #146; Zackarakis #1446.

Condition: A

Estimate: $850 - $950

Sold for: $750

Closed on 12/7/2005