Auction 113, Lot 632

"Carpetaniae Partis Descr. 1584 [on sheet with] Vardusorum, sive Guipuscoae Regionis Typus [and] Hanc Insulam Perlustrabat, et sua Manu Depingebat", Ortelius, Abraham

Subject: Spain

Period: 1587 (published)

Publication: Theatrum Orbis Terrarum

Color: Hand Color

19 x 15.3 inches
48.3 x 38.9 cm

Three maps elegantly composed on one folio sheet. The semicircular map of Cadiz is taken from a manuscript map drawn by George Hoefnagel during his stay 1563-1567. The Carpetaniae map is very accurate but from an unknown source. The source of the Guipuscae map is also unknown, but de Jode also published it in 1578. French text on verso.

References: Van den Broecke #31.

Condition: A

Light damp stain in blank margins.

Estimate: $400 - $500

Sold for: $325

Closed on 12/7/2005