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Auction 115, Lot 609

"Regni Hispaniae Post Omnium Editiones Locuplettissima Descriptio", Ortelius, Abraham

Subject: Spain & Portugal

Period: 1592 (circa)

Publication: Theatrum Orbis Terrarum

Color: Hand Color

19.7 x 15 inches
50 x 38.1 cm

This is a very attractive map of the Iberian peninsula surrounded by stipple engraved seas, in which there are ships and sea monsters. The land is full of cities, mountains and forests. A large strapwork title cartouche and scale of miles with a divider ornament the map. Latin text on verso.

References: Van den Broecke #25.

Condition: B

Lovely original color. Minor stains in cartouche and very old repair of bottom fold with a tiny bit of image loss in the sea.

Estimate: $550 - $600

Sold for: $375

Closed on 6/21/2006