Auction 117, Lot 683

"Insularum Aliquot Maris Mediterranei Descriptio", Ortelius, Abraham

Subject: Mediterranean Islands

Period: 1579 (published)

Publication: Theatrum Orbis Terrarum

Color: Hand Color

Size:
18.5 x 14 inches
47 x 35.6 cm

Splendid composite of six maps of the major islands in the Mediterranean; Sardinia, Sicily, Corfu, Djerba, Elba, and Malta. Each map is beautifully engraved and embellished with a variety of ships including a sinking ship off the coast of Malta where Saint Paul was supposed to have shipwrecked.

References: Van den Broecke #141.

Condition: B

Couple of minor stains in border.

Estimate: $900 - $1,100

Sold for: $700

Closed on 12/6/2006

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