Auction 145, Lot 609

"Veronae urbis Territorium, a Bernardo Brognolo Descriptum", Ortelius, Abraham

Subject: Northern Italy

Period: 1579 (dated)

Publication: Theatrum Orbis Terrarum

Color: Black & White

18.5 x 13 inches
47 x 33 cm

Handsome and beautifully composed map of the vicinity of Verona, from Mantua to Trento, with Lake Garda shown prominently. The map is based on the cartography of Bernardino Brugnoli. A large, exotic title cartouche fills the upper left corner. French text on verso, published in 1598.

References: Van den Broecke #120.

Condition: A+

A dark impression on watermarked paper with wide, original margins and all edges gilt. There is very minor foxing along sheet edges.

Estimate: $600 - $750

Sold for: $450

Closed on 6/12/2013