Auction 144, Lot 219

"Persici sive Sophorum Regni Typus", Ortelius, Abraham

Subject: Persia - Iran

Period: 1598 (published)

Publication: Theatrum Orbis Terrarum

Color: Black & White

19.6 x 13.8 inches
49.8 x 35.1 cm

Ortelius based this fine map of the Persian Empire in part on Gastaldi's 1564 map of Asia Minor and on his own 1567 map of Asia. The map is filled with village and city names. Decorative elements include a large strap work title cartouche and a distance scale surmounted by a strange bestiary creature. French text on verso with page number 110.

References: Van den Broecke #167.

Condition: A

A dark impression on watermarked paper with wide, original margins, all edges gilt, and minor soiling in blank margins.

Estimate: $475 - $600

Sold for: $350

Closed on 4/3/2013