Auction 137, Lot 573

"Carpetaniae Partis Descr. [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

19.3 x 15.3 inches
49 x 38.9 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 Latin edition published in 1584, with Latin text on verso.

References: Van den Broecke #31.

Condition: B

Old color on watermarked paper with light toning. A centerfold separation at bottom has been closed on verso with paper tape and there is one minute crack along centerfold. Three short tears in left blank margin, one of which enters map image 1/4".

Estimate: $300 - $400

Sold for: $220

Closed on 9/14/2011