Auction 130, Lot 607

"Pedemontanae Vicinorumque Regionum Auctore Iacobo Castaldo Descrip", Ortelius, Abraham

Subject: Italy

Period: 1590 (circa)

Publication: Theatrum Orbis Terrarum

Color: Hand Color

19.3 x 14.5 inches
49 x 36.8 cm

Ortelius based his map of the Piedmont region on the cartography of Giacomo Gastaldi. Milan is in the upper right corner and Monaco is at lower left. The map is a great illustration of the mountainous countryside and is filled with information including even the tiniest of villages. Ornamented with two cartouches and a sailing ship in the Mediterranean. Latin text on verso.

References: Van den Broecke #128.

Condition: C+

The bottom margins are reinforced with old paper on verso. There are several marginal tears, some closed with archival tape. Toned, with a few worm holes, on centerfold. Presentable as is, but would benefit from conservation.

Estimate: $400 - $450


Closed on 12/2/2009