Auction 113, Lot 631

"Hispalensis Conventus Delineatio Auctore Hieronymo Chiaves", Ortelius, Abraham

Subject: Spain

Period: 1579 (dated)

Publication: Theatrum Orbis Terrarum

Color: Hand Color

18.3 x 13.8 inches
46.5 x 35.1 cm

Superb map of part of Andalusia centered on Sevilla. When Abraham Ortelius first published the Theatrum in 1570, he devoted just one map to Spain. He then acquired Geronimo de Chaves' map of Andalusia and this example is from the first edition to include that map. It is finely engraved to depict the topography and features a sea battle and several monsters off Cadiz. Each corner is adorned with a cartouche or compass rose.

References: Van den Broecke #28.

Condition: A

Estimate: $550 - $650

Sold for: $325

Closed on 12/7/2005