Auction 114, Lot 506

"Pedemontanae Vicinorumque Regionum Auctore Iacobo Castaldo Descrip", Ortelius, Abraham

Subject: Italy

Period: 1579 (published)

Publication: Theatrum Orbis Terrarum

Color: Hand Color

19.3 x 14.5 inches
49 x 36.8 cm

Fine map of the Piedmont region based on the cartography of Giacomo Gastaldi. Milan is in the upper right corner and Monaco is at lower left. The map is a great illustration of the mountainous countryside and is filled with information including even the tiniest of villages. Ornamented with two cartouches and a sailing ship in the Mediterranean. Latin text on verso.

References: Van den Broecke #128.

Condition: A

Some soil in margins.

Estimate: $600 - $700

Sold for: $550

Closed on 3/1/2006