Auction 116, Lot 3

"Parergon, sive Veteris Geographiae Aliquot Tabulae", Ortelius, Abraham

Subject: Title Pages

Period: 1603 (circa)


Color: Hand Color

10 x 15 inches
25.4 x 38.1 cm

The handsome title page is from Ortelius' supplemental atlas of the classical world. It is beautifully engraved with a man holding a celestial globe on the left, a woman with a terrestrial globe on the right, and mythical figures above. Latin text on verso.


Condition: A

Fine impression and lovely old color. Some manuscript ink notations in right margins, that just touch the plate mark.

Estimate: $500 - $600

Sold for: $375

Closed on 9/20/2006