Auction 113, Lot 705

"Persici Sive Sophorum Regni Typus", Ortelius, Abraham

Subject: Persia - Iran

Period: 1579 (published)

Publication: Theatrum Orbis Terrarum

Color: Hand Color

Size:
19.5 x 14 inches
49.5 x 35.6 cm

Ortelius based this fine map of the Persian Empire in part on Gastaldi's 1564 map of Asia Minor and on his own 1567 Asia map. The map is filled with village and city names. Large strapwork title cartouche and a distance scale surmounted by a strange bestiary creature. Latin text on verso.

References: Van den Broecke #167.

Condition: A

Couple of small tears and soil in blank margins.

Estimate: $550 - $650

Sold for: $425

Closed on 12/7/2005

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