Auction 117, Lot 433

"Europam, sive Celticam Veterem", Ortelius, Abraham

Subject: Europe

Period: 1595 (dated)

Publication: Parergon

Color: Hand Color

18.8 x 14 inches
47.8 x 35.6 cm

Beautiful map of ancient Europe that was based on classical sources such as Salustius, Plinius, Herodotus, Strabo and Dionysius. The land is fully engraved with forests, mountains and rivers, and there are numerous ancient place and region names. Richly embellished with three cartouches, ships and a sea monster. This example was published in the 1624 edition, Latin text on verso.

References: Van den Broecke #189.

Condition: A

Gorgeous impression with very nice color. One small chip at very edge of a blank margin, and light soil in margin.

Estimate: $1,400 - $1,800

Sold for: $1,300

Closed on 12/6/2006