Auction 117, Lot 513

"Poictou", Ortelius, Abraham

Subject: France

Period: 1579 (published)

Publication: Theatrum Orbis Terrarum

Color: Hand Color

19.8 x 14 inches
50.3 x 35.6 cm

Beautifully decorated map of the region of western France based on a lost original map by Pierre Rogier. The cities of Sainetes, La Rochelle, Poictiers, Foutenay and Lymoges are prominent. The map is embellished with three very large strapwork cartouches. Latin text on verso.

References: van den Broecke #38.

Condition: A

Expert repair on bottom centerfold.

Estimate: $200 - $250

Sold for: $190

Closed on 12/6/2006