Auction 130, Lot 503

"Regni Hispaniae Post Omnium Editiones Locuplettissima Descriptio", Ortelius, Abraham

Subject: Spain & Portugal

Period: 1587 (published)

Publication: Theatrum Orbis Terrarum

Color: Hand Color

19.5 x 14.8 inches
49.5 x 37.6 cm

This is a very attractive map of the Iberian peninsula surrounded by stipple engraved seas, in which there are ships and sea monsters. The land is full of cities, mountains and forests. A large strapwork title cartouche and scale of miles with a divider ornament the map. French text on verso.

References: Van den Broecke #25.

Condition: B+

Beautiful original color with some minor toning and a old repair on the bottom centerfold.

Estimate: $550 - $700

Sold for: $600

Closed on 12/2/2009