Auction 148, Lot 569

"Ducatus Mediolanensis, Finitimarumq Regionu Descriptio, Auctore Ioanne Georgio Septala Mediolanense", Ortelius, Abraham

Subject: Northern Italy

Period: 1598 (published)

Publication: Theatrum Orbis Terrarum

Color: Black & White

19 x 14.2 inches
48.3 x 36.1 cm

Handsome map of Northern Italy with north oriented to the right. The map is based on the cartography of Johannes Septala and is filled with detail and embellished with an ornate title cartouche, a sea monster and a sailing ship. French text on verso.

References: Van den Broecke #125.

Condition: A

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

Estimate: $400 - $500

Sold for: $275

Closed on 2/19/2014