Auction 126, Lot 607

"Daphne", Ortelius, Abraham

Subject: Turkey

Period: 1612 (published)

Publication: Theatrum Orbis Terrarum, Parergon

Color: Hand Color

19.3 x 14.3 inches
49 x 36.3 cm

A lovely view of the 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: A

Fine impression and superb color. Some damp stains that barely affect the top corners, and spots in the margins with linen hinge remnants on verso.

Estimate: $250 - $325

Sold for: $325

Closed on 12/3/2008