Auction 140, Lot 643

"Rhetiae Alpestris Descriptio, in qua Hodie Tirolis Comitatus [on sheet with] Goritiae, Karstii, Chaczeolae, Carniolae, Histriae, et Windorum Marchae Descrip.", Ortelius, Abraham

Subject: Southern Europe

Period: 1573 (circa)

Publication: Theatrum Orbis Terrarum

Color: Hand Color

19.5 x 13.5 inches
49.5 x 34.3 cm

Two regional maps printed on a folio sheet. The Tirolian map covers the Austrian and Italian Alps. The second map continues south of Austria to show part of Slovenia, Croatia and the Istria Peninsula. Dutch text on verso.

References: Van den Broecke #116.

Condition: B+

Lovely old color on watermarked paper with some light printer's ink residue at left and faint damp stains confined to the blank margins.

Estimate: $275 - $350


Closed on 5/23/2012