Auction 125, Lot 643

"Graecia, Sophiani", Ortelius, Abraham

Subject: Greece and Turkey

Period: 1580 (published)

Publication: Parergon

Color: Hand Color

19.7 x 13.8 inches
50 x 35.1 cm

Lovely depiction of ancient Greece, western Turkey and the Grecian islands based on the 1545 woodcut map by Nikolaus Sophianos. It is embellished with an architectural title cartouche flanked by two mythological figures, and a strapwork scale of miles. Blank verso.

References: Van den Broecke #215.

Condition: B+

Lightly toned with old color. Margins slightly trimmed, but still ample.

Estimate: $650 - $750

Sold for: $550

Closed on 9/24/2008