Auction 117, Lot 644

"Larius Lacus", Ortelius/Vrients

Subject: Italy

Period: 1602 (published)

Publication: Breve compendio dal theatro

Color: Hand Color

4.9 x 3.3 inches
12.4 x 8.4 cm

Alluring little map of Lake Como based on the cartography of Paulus Jovius and adorned with a strapwork title cartouche. This map is from a pocket edition of Abraham Ortelius' Theatrum, copied from Phillip Galle's final edition of 1598, but drawn and engraved by Ambrose and Ferdinand Arsenius with wide borders with latitude and longitude shown. Italian text on verso.


Condition: A

Minor damp stains in blank margins.

Estimate: $130 - $170

Sold for: $100

Closed on 12/6/2006