Auction 134, Lot 555

"Italiae Novissima Descriptio Auctore Iacobo Castaldo Pedemontano", Ortelius, Abraham

Subject: Italy

Period: 1598 (published)

Publication: Theatrum Orbis Terrarum

Color: Hand Color

Size:
19.7 x 14 inches
50 x 35.6 cm

Superb map of Italy based on the cartography of Giacomo Gastaldi. It extends to include Corsica, with parts of Sardinia and Sicily, and shows the western coast of the Balkans to Corfu. The map is filled with detail of the topography and cities and features a vignette of Neptune and a mermaid companion, sea monsters, a variety of ships and decorative cartouches. French text on verso.

References: Van den Broecke #118.

Condition: A+

There is a hint of toning along the centerfold, still a fine example.

Estimate: $1,100 - $1,400

Sold for: $1,100

Closed on 12/1/2010

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