Auction 125, Lot 744

"Persici Sive Sophorum Regni Typus", Ortelius, Abraham

Subject: Persia - Iran

Period: 1612 (circa)

Publication: Theatrum Orbis Terrarum

Color: Hand Color

19.5 x 14 inches
49.5 x 35.6 cm

Ortelius based this fine map of the Persian Empire in part on Gastaldi's 1564 map of Asia Minor and on his own 1567 Asia map. The map is filled with village and city names and symbols. It is adorned with a large strapwork title cartouche and a distance scale surmounted by a strange bestiary creature. Latin text on verso, page 122.

References: Van den Broecke #167.

Condition: B+

Lightly toned with some damp stains and repaired edge tears, not affecting map. There are a couple printer's creases in map and the impression is a bit uneven.

Estimate: $400 - $475

Sold for: $300

Closed on 9/24/2008