Auction 140, Lot 427

"Septentrionalium Regionum Descriptio", Ortelius/Galle

Subject: Arctic & Scandinavia

Period: 1585 (published)

Publication: Spieghel der Werelt

Color: Black & White

4.3 x 3 inches
10.9 x 7.6 cm

Delightful miniature map based on Ortelius' important map of the Arctic regions and the North Atlantic with the mythical islands of Drogeo (unnamed) and Friisland. Greenland is shown as a large island separated from the Pigme Ihio Habitant (land in habited by pigmies). On a full sheet (5.5 x 7.5") of Latin text. On the recto of this sheet is the map of Livonia.

References: Burden #49; Ginsberg #27.

Condition: A

Small printer's creases in the lower right portion of the image, else fine.

Estimate: $275 - $350

Sold for: $125

Closed on 5/23/2012