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Auction 133, Lot 589

"Persici sive Sophorum Regni Typus", Ortelius, Abraham

Subject: Persia - Iran

Period: 1571 (circa)

Publication: Theatrum Orbis Terrarum

Color: Hand Color

19.5 x 13.8 inches
49.5 x 35.1 cm
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Ortelius based this fine map of the Persian Empire in part on Gastaldi's 1564 map of Asia Minor and on his own 1567 map of Asia. The map is filled with village and city names. Decorative elements include large strap work title cartouche and a distance scale surmounted by a strange bestiary creature. Latin text on verso.

References: Van den Broecke #167.

Condition: B

Old color with some toning and a tiny worm hole along the centerfold. The corners of the blank margins have been replaced and there is an old repair on the bottom fold.

Estimate: $240 - $300

Sold for: $275

Closed on 9/1/2010