Auction 113, Lot 598

"Larii Lacus Vulgo Comensis Descriptio [on sheet with] Terretorii Romani Descrip. [and] Fori Iulii Vulgo Friuli Typus", Ortelius, Abraham

Subject: Italy

Period: 1579 (published)

Publication: Theatrum Orbis Terrarum

Color: Hand Color

19 x 13.3 inches
48.3 x 33.8 cm

Handsome and beautifully composed sheet with three maps of important districts in Italy. At top is a map of Lake Como based on the cartography of Paulus Jovius. At bottom left is a fine map of the region surrounding Rome based on Eufrosino della Volpaia and at right a map of Friuli at the tip of the Gulf of Venice taken from the work of Gregorio Amaseo and Giovanni di Vavassore.

References: Van den Broecke #129.

Condition: A

Minor soil in margins.

Estimate: $650 - $750

Sold for: $400

Closed on 12/7/2005