Auction 133, Lot 527

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

Subject: Greece

Period: 1579 (published)

Publication: Theatrum Orbis Terrarum

Color: Hand Color

20.2 x 14.3 inches
51.3 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 stipple engraved. Latin text on verso.

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

Condition: A

Very clean and bright.

Estimate: $550 - $700

Sold for: $650

Closed on 9/1/2010