Auction 117, Lot 639

"Patavini Territorii Corographia, Iac. Castaldo Auct. [on sheet with] Apuliae Quae Olim Iapygia Nova Corographia", Ortelius, Abraham

Subject: Italy

Period: 1579 (published)

Publication: Theatrum Orbis Terrarum

Color: Hand Color

18.5 x 12 inches
47 x 30.5 cm

Two fine maps on a full folio sheet; the region centered on Venice, Padova and Vicenza in one map and Puglia and Calabria in the other. Both maps were based on the cartography of Jacobo Gastaldi. Embellished with strapwork cartouches, coat of arms, sailing ship and sea monster. Latin text on verso.

References: Van den Broecke #121.

Condition: A

Faint damp stains in margins, barely intruding into map; still overall very good.

Estimate: $350 - $400

Sold for: $275

Closed on 12/6/2006