Auction 114, Lot 504

"Agri Cremonensis Typus", Ortelius, Abraham

Subject: Italy

Period: 1579 (dated)

Publication: Theatrum Orbis Terrarum

Color: Hand Color

19.3 x 13.4 inches
49 x 34 cm

Splendid map of the region in the Northern Italy with the city of Cremona near the center. The map is based on the 1571 map of Antonio Campi. The most striking feature of the map is the huge inset of essentially the same region based on a map by Forlani. The inset is presented in an elaborate strapwork cartouche with three other cartouches at bottom. Latin text on verso. Published in the 1579 Latin edition.

References: Van den Broecke #127.

Condition: B

Overall very good with a bit of light soil in map and one tiny spot of candle wax.

Estimate: $475 - $550

Sold for: $350

Closed on 3/1/2006