Auction 146, Lot 595

"Pedemontanae Vicinorumque Regionum Auctore Iacobo Castaldo Descrip", Ortelius, Abraham

Subject: Northwestern Italy

Period: 1598 (published)

Publication: Theatrum Orbis Terrarum

Color: Black & White

Size:
19.5 x 14.6 inches
49.5 x 37.1 cm

Ortelius based his map of the Piedmont region on the cartography of Giacomo Gastaldi. Milan is in the upper right corner and Monaco is at lower left. The map is a great illustration of the mountainous countryside and is filled with information including even the tiniest of villages. Ornamented with two cartouches and a sailing ship in the Mediterranean. French text on verso, with a visible crack in the plate to the left of the distance scale.

References: Van den Broecke #128.

Condition: B+

Watermarked paper with wide, original margins and all edges gilt. A slightly uneven impression with some printer's ink residue.

Estimate: $375 - $450

Sold for: $275

Closed on 9/4/2013

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