Auction 129, Lot 652

"Graeciae Universae Secundum Hodiernum Situm Neoterical Descriptio", Ortelius, Abraham

Subject: Greece

Period: 1574 (circa)

Publication: Theatrum Orbis Terrarum

Color: Hand Color

20 x 14.3 inches
50.8 x 36.3 cm

This fine map of Greece and its surroundings was based on the work of Giacomo Gastaldi. It is very detailed and includes the islands in the Aegean Sea. The map is embellished by a sailing ship and a large ornate cartouche. The seas are fully and laboriously engraved in stipple. Latin text on verso.

References: Van den Broecke #146; Zackarakis #1446.

Condition: A

There are a couple short tears in the blank margins that are closed with archival tape, else fine.

Estimate: $800 - $1,000

Sold for: $800

Closed on 9/23/2009