Auction 142, Lot 552

"Graeciae Universae Secundum Hodiernum Situm Neoterica Descriptio", Ortelius, Abraham

Subject: Greece

Period: 1575 (circa)

Publication: Theatrum Orbis Terrarum

Color: Hand Color

20.1 x 14.2 inches
51.1 x 36.1 cm

This fine map of Greece and its surroundings was based on the work of Giacomo Gastaldi. It is very detailed and includes the islands in the Aegean Sea. The map is embellished by a sailing ship and a large ornate strapwork cartouche. The seas are fully and laboriously stipple engraved. This is the first state with Latin text on verso, published between 1574-75.

References: Van den Broecke #146; Zacharakis #1446.

Condition: A

Watermarked paper with marginal soiling.

Estimate: $700 - $900

Sold for: $500

Closed on 11/28/2012