Auction 125, Lot 632

"Transilvania", Ortelius, Abraham

Subject: Romania

Period: 1574 (circa)

Publication: Theatrum Orbis Terrarum

Color: Hand Color

17.3 x 12 inches
43.9 x 30.5 cm

This strongly engraved map of the fabled area in present-day Romania shows mountain ranges, forests and the fertile river valleys. It is decorated with three strapwork cartouches, including one that credits Sambucus' map of 1566 as the basis of this map. Latin text on verso.

References: Van den Broecke #153.2.

Condition: A

Some minor creases and light spots in blank margins, not affecting map.

Estimate: $375 - $450

Sold for: $275

Closed on 9/24/2008