Auction 136, Lot 542

"Carpetaniae Partis Descr. 1584 [on sheet with] Vardusorum, sive Guipuscoae Regionis Typus [and] Hanc Insulam Perlustrabat, et sua Manu Depingebat", Ortelius, Abraham

Subject: Spain

Period: 1584 (dated)

Publication: Theatrum Orbis Terrarum

Color: Hand Color

19 x 15.5 inches
48.3 x 39.4 cm

Three maps elegantly composed on one folio sheet. The semicircular map of Cadiz is taken from a manuscript map drawn by George Hoefnagel during his stay from 1563-1567. The Carpetaniae map is very accurate but from an unknown source. The source of the Guipuscae map is also unknown, but de Jode also published it in 1578. This is a French edition published in 1587.

References: Van den Broecke #31.

Condition: A

There is a small repair made with tissue in the upper right blank margin away from the image, else fine.

Estimate: $300 - $400

Sold for: $220

Closed on 6/1/2011