Auction 116, Lot 688

"Malta olim Melita", Ortelius/Coignet

Subject: Mediterranean, Malta

Period: 1601 (published)

Publication: Epitome Theatri orbis Terrarum

Color: Hand Color

Size:
4.8 x 3.3 inches
12.2 x 8.4 cm

Charming little map of Malta from the third epitome of Abraham Ortelius' Theatrum. The maps in this edition were copied from Phillip Galle's final edition of 1598 but were drawn and engraved by Ambrose and Ferdinand Arsenius with wide borders with latitude and longitude shown. Italian text on verso.

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Condition: A

Minor damp stains in blank margins.

Estimate: $250 - $300

Sold for: $190

Closed on 9/20/2006

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