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Auction 141, Lot 560

"Pedemontanae Vicinorumque Regionum Auctore Iacobo Castaldo Descrip", Ortelius, Abraham

Subject: Northwestern Italy

Period: 1573 (published)

Publication: Theatrum Orbis Terrarum

Color: Hand Color

19.5 x 14.5 inches
49.5 x 36.8 cm

Ortelius based his map of the Piedmont region on the cartography of Giacomo Gastaldi. Milan is in the upper right corner and Monaco is at lower left. The map is a great illustration of the mountainous countryside and is filled with information including even the tiniest of villages. Ornamented with two cartouches and a sailing ship in the Mediterranean. Published in the first Dutch edition in 1573.

References: Van den Broecke #128.

Condition: B+

Original color on watermarked paper with damp stains in blank margins just entering map at corners, and a tiny damp stain at center of map. There are a few spots of paper weakness in blank margins due to the damp stains.

Estimate: $400 - $500

Sold for: $425

Closed on 9/5/2012