Auction 116, Lot 641

"Italiae Novissima Descriptio Auctore Iacobo Castaldo Pedemontano", Ortelius, Abraham

Subject: Italy

Period: 1579 (published)

Publication: Theatrum Orbis Terrarum

Color: Hand Color

Size:
20.3 x 14 inches
51.6 x 35.6 cm

Superb map of Italy based on the cartography of Giacomo Gastaldi. It extends to include Corsica, with parts of Sardinia and Sicily, and the western coast of the Balkans to Corfu. The map is filled with detail of the topography and cities and features a vignette of Neptune and a mermaid companion, sea monsters, a variety of ships and decorative cartouches. Latin text on verso.

References: Van den Broecke #117.

Condition: A

Light soil in margins.

Estimate: $1,100 - $1,400

Sold for: $1,200

Closed on 9/20/2006

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