Auction 139, Lot 417

"Scotiae Tabula", Ortelius, Abraham

Subject: Scotland

Period: 1598 (published)

Publication: Theatrum Orbis Terrarum

Color: Hand Color

18.8 x 14 inches
47.8 x 35.6 cm

Based on Gerard Mercator's eight-sheet wall map of the British Isles from 1564, this folio-sized map of Scotland features numerous place names throughout. Adorned with an elaborate strapwork title cartouche and a small scale of miles cartouche. Dutch text on verso.

References: Van den Broecke #18.2; Moir, p. 24-26, & 164.

Condition: B+

Watermarked paper with some professionally repaired chips and short tears in blank margins. A small tear in <i>Lacus Lomond</i> has also been professionally repaired.

Estimate: $1,100 - $1,300

Sold for: $800

Closed on 2/15/2012