Auction 146, Lot 598

"Perusini Agri; Exactissima Novissimaque Descriptio: Auctore Egnatio Dante", Ortelius, Abraham

Subject: Central Italy

Period: 1584 (dated)

Publication: Theatrum Orbis Terrarum

Color: Black & White

Size:
18.5 x 13 inches
47 x 33 cm

Ortelius based this handsome map of the Umbria region of Italy on Egnatio Danti's 1580 map of Perugia. Centering on the city of Perugia, the map captures the region in intricate detail, with rivers, bridges, mountains, and Lake Trasimeno illustrated, and many towns depicted as miniature castles. The map is adorned with an elegant strapwork title cartouche, and a blank cartouche in the top left corner. French text on verso.

References: Van den Broecke #136.

Condition: A

On watermarked paper with wide, original margins and all edges gilt. There is some light foxing, primarily in the blank margins, as well as minor offsetting.

Estimate: $550 - $700

Unsold

Closed on 9/4/2013

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