Auction 121, Lot 696

"Daphne", Ortelius, Abraham

Subject: Turkey

Period: 1612 (circa)

Publication: Theatrum Orbis Terrarum

Color: Hand Color

19.5 x 14.5 inches
49.5 x 36.8 cm

A lovely view of Paradise Daphne, today's Harbiye and a suburb of Antioch (Antakya), created on the basis of classical sources, including Ammianus, Strabo and Philostratus. According to mythology, Apollo attempted to make the wood nymph Daphne his lover here. Latin text on verso

References: Van den Broecke #232.

Condition: B+

Lovely old color on a sheet with a repaired centerfold, slightly abraded. A short tear in the left margin, not affecting the map, has been repaired on the verso.

Estimate: $250 - $300

Sold for: $180

Closed on 9/26/2007