Auction 117, Lot 665

"Regni Hispaniae Post Omnium Editiones Locuplettissima Descriptio", Ortelius, Abraham

Subject: Spain & Portugal

Period: 1579 (published)

Publication: Theatrum Orbis Terrarum

Color: Hand Color

19.5 x 15 inches
49.5 x 38.1 cm

This is a very attractive map of the Iberian peninsula surrounded by stipple engraved seas, in which there are ships and sea monsters. The land is full of cities, mountains and forests. A large strapwork title cartouche and scale of miles with a divider ornament the map.

References: Van den Broecke #25.

Condition: A

Reinforced centerfold and a bit of light soil in bottom corners.

Estimate: $700 - $800

Sold for: $650

Closed on 12/6/2006