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Auction 138, Lot 665

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

Subject: Greece

Period: 1600 (circa)

Publication: Theatrum Orbis Terrarum

Color: Hand Color

Size:
20 x 14.3 inches
50.8 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 strapwork cartouche. The seas are fully and laboriously stipple engraved. Latin text on verso, published between 1595-1609.

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

Condition: B

Lovely color with a tear that extends horizontally across entire map that has been expertly repaired. A centerfold separation in bottom blank margin has also been professionally repaired.

Estimate: $700 - $850

Sold for: $500

Closed on 12/7/2011

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