Auction 140, Lot 661

"Patavini Territorii Corographia, Iac. Castaldo Auct. [on sheet with] Apuliae Quae Olim Iapygia Nova Corographia", Ortelius, Abraham

Subject: Italy

Period: 1573 (circa)

Publication: Theatrum Orbis Terrarum

Color: Hand Color

18.5 x 12 inches
47 x 30.5 cm

Two fine maps on a full folio sheet; the region centered on Venice, Padova and Vicenza in one map and Puglia and Calabria in the other. Both maps were based on the cartography of Jacobo Gastaldi. Embellished with strapwork cartouches, coat of arms, sailing ship and sea monster. Dutch text on verso.

References: Van den Broecke #121.

Condition: A

Lovely old color on watermarked paper with one tiny wormhole in the right image, light printer's ink residue, and a tiny chip at the lower right corner of the sheet.

Estimate: $350 - $425


Closed on 5/23/2012