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Auction 146, Lot 584

"Graecia, Sophiani", Ortelius, Abraham

Subject: Greece & Turkey

Period: 1598 (published)

Publication: Theatrum Orbis Terrarum

Color: Black & White

19.8 x 14 inches
50.3 x 35.6 cm
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Lovely depiction of ancient Greece, western Turkey and the Grecian islands based on the 1545 woodcut map by Nikolaus Sophianos. It is embellished with an architectural title cartouche flanked by two mythological figures, and a strapwork scale of miles. French text on verso.

References: Van den Broecke #215; Zacharakis #1616.

Condition: B+

A nice impression on watermarked paper with wide, original margins and all edges gilt. There is light, scattered foxing and a few tiny and barely visible worm tracks along centerfold.

Estimate: $450 - $550

Sold for: $325

Closed on 9/4/2013