Auction 140, Lot 660

"Thusciae Descriptio Auctore Hieronymo Bellarmato", Ortelius, Abraham

Subject: Italy

Period: 1573 (circa)

Publication: Theatrum Orbis Terrarum

Color: Hand Color

19.3 x 12.5 inches
49 x 31.8 cm

Splendid map of Tuscany based on the regional map of Giralomo Bellarmati. The map extends to include Rome in the lower right corner. It is richly embellished with an ornate title cartouche and a variety of ships. Dutch text on verso.

References: Van den Broecke #130.

Condition: B+

Attractive old color on watermarked paper with a few tiny abrasions along the centerfold and light damp stains in blank margins, barely entering map at bottom corners.

Estimate: $700 - $850

Sold for: $350

Closed on 5/23/2012