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Auction 146, Lot 592

"Bresciano Brixiani Agri Typus. Brixia, Cygnea Supposita in Specula", Ortelius, Abraham

Subject: Northern Italy

Period: 1590 (dated)

Publication: Theatrum Orbis Terrarum

Color: Black & White

18.4 x 12.8 inches
46.7 x 32.5 cm
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This is the first state of this handsome map of the province of Brescia in northern Italy, based on Christoforo Sorte's map of the region. Oriented with north to the left, the map depicts Lake Garda and Lake Iseo, numerous small towns, and the extensive river system in the region. Three strapwork cartouches decorate the map. French text on verso, published in 1598.

References: Van den Broecke #123.

Condition: A

Watermarked paper with wide, original margins, all edges gilt, and a hint of toning along centerfold.

Estimate: $900 - $1,100

Sold for: $650

Closed on 9/4/2013