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Auction 118, Lot 733

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

Subject: Spain & Portugal

Period: 1570 (circa)

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. Latin text on verso.

References: Van den Broecke #25.

Condition: B

Fully remargined with the top neatline replaced in facsimile. Slightly uneven coloring and an abraded spot in the sea off of Mira.

Estimate: $300 - $400

Sold for: $750

Closed on 3/6/2007