Auction 140, Lot 501

"Daniae Regni Typus", Ortelius, Abraham

Subject: Denmark

Period: 1573 (circa)

Publication: Theatrum Orbis Terrarum

Color: Hand Color

16 x 12 inches
40.6 x 30.5 cm

This striking map focuses on Denmark, but extends from the German coastline north to include part of the Norwegian coastline and the southern part of Sweden, including Stockholm. The map is based upon Cornelis Anthoniszoon's Caerte van Oostand, and maps by Sgrothen, Olaus and Jordanus. A decorative title cartouche and large sailing ship complete the composition. Dutch text on verso.

References: Van den Broecke #84.

Condition: A

Lovely old color on watermarked paper with light damp stains confined to the wide blank margins. French manuscript writing on verso opposing the Dutch text.

Estimate: $450 - $550

Sold for: $550

Closed on 5/23/2012