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Auction 130, Lot 457

"Cimbricae Chersonesi nunc Iutiae descriptio, auctore Marco Iordano", Ortelius, Abraham

Subject: Denmark

Period: 1595-97 (published)


Color: Hand Color

9.5 x 13.5 inches
24.1 x 34.3 cm
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This is a spectacularly engraved map of Denmark. It is filled with place names but with limited watershed and topographical information. The seas are fully engraved in stipple and embellished with a sea monster and large sailing ship. Adorned with large strapwork title cartouche and a smaller one for the distance scale. Delicate filigree border surrounds. This is the right map from Ortelius' folio sheet which had at its left "Daniea Regni Typus Corne…" This edition has a blank verso so it was published in either 1595 or 1597 according to Van den Broecke.

References: Van den Broecke #86.

Condition: A

The map has been professionally backed and remargined at left edge. Very early, dark impression and fine coloring.

Estimate: $250 - $300

Sold for: $250

Closed on 12/2/2009