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Auction 126, Lot 649

"Sicilia, Insula Descripta a Iacobo Castaldo Pedemontano Cosmographo", Ortelius, Abraham

Subject: Italy, Sicily

Period: 1570 (circa)


Color: Hand Color

9.5 x 7.3 inches
24.1 x 18.5 cm
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This small map is trimmed from Ortelius' composite map of Mediterranean islands, Insularum Aliquot Maris Mediterranei Descriptio. The map is based on the cartography of Jacob Gastaldi. The sea is stipple engraved and decorated by a sail and oar-powered galley. German text on verso.

References: Van den Broecke #141b

Condition: B

Margins are adequate for framing. There is a bit of faint foxing.

Estimate: $150 - $200

Sold for: $110

Closed on 12/3/2008