Auction 117, Lot 643

"Pedemontanae Vicinorumque Regionum Auctore Iacobo Castaldo Descrip", Ortelius, Abraham

Subject: Italy

Period: 1598 (published)

Publication: Theatrum Orbis Terrarum

Color: Black & White

19.3 x 14.5 inches
49 x 36.8 cm

Nice map of the Piedmont region based on the cartography of Giacomo Gastaldi. Milan is in the upper right corner and Monaco is at lower left. The map is a great illustration of the mountainous countryside and is filled with information including even the tiniest of villages. Ornamented with two cartouches and a sailing ship in the Mediterranean. French text on verso.

References: Van den Broecke #128.

Condition: B

Small stain in map. Centerfold repaired with tissue on verso.

Estimate: $400 - $450

Sold for: $375

Closed on 12/6/2006