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Auction 141, Lot 414

"Scotiae Tabula", Ortelius, Abraham

Subject: Scotland

Period: 1573 (published)

Publication: Theatrum Orbis Terrarum

Color: Hand Color

18.8 x 14 inches
47.8 x 35.6 cm

Based on Gerard Mercator's eight-sheet wall map of the British Isles from 1564, this folio-sized map of Scotland features numerous place names throughout. Adorned with an elaborate strapwork title cartouche and a small scale of miles cartouche. This is the first state, published in the first Dutch edition in 1573.

References: Van den Broecke #18.1; Moir, p. 24-26, & 164.

Condition: B+

Original outline color on watermarked paper with damp stains in blank margins, just entering corners of map. There is some paper weakness in bottom corners of sheet, not affecting map.

Estimate: $1,100 - $1,300

Sold for: $600

Closed on 9/5/2012