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Auction 145, Lot 616

"Aprutii Ulterioris Descriptio", Ortelius, Abraham

Subject: Central Italy

Period: 1590 (dated)

Publication: Theatrum Orbis Terrarum

Color: Black & White

16.7 x 12.8 inches
42.4 x 32.5 cm
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Decorative map of Abruzzi based on Natale Bonifacio's map of 1587. There is good detail of the mountains, rivers and towns in the region. The largest cities are depicted with miniature bird's-eye views, including Ascoli, Teramo, L'Aquila, and Pescara. Three large strapwork cartouches and a sea battle ornament the map. French text on verso, published in 1598.

References: Van den Broecke #138.

Condition: A

Watermarked paper with wide, original margins, all edges gilt, and one minor spot.

Estimate: $600 - $700

Sold for: $450

Closed on 6/12/2013