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Auction 148, Lot 574

"Senensis Ditionis, Accurata Descrip. [on sheet with] Corsica [and] Marcha Anconae, Olim Picenum", Ortelius, Abraham

Subject: Central Italy & Corsica

Period: 1572 (dated)

Publication: Theatrum Orbis Terrarum

Color: Hand Color

19.3 x 12.9 inches
49 x 32.8 cm

Folio sheet with three separate maps. At left is a map of part of the Tuscan region in Italy with Sienna near the top, based on the work of Cesare Orlandi in 1573. At top right is the island of Corsica, based on the work of Agostino Giustiniani in 1567, and below that is the Ancona region along the coast of the Adriatic, based on an anonymous map from 1564 published by Vincenzo Luchini. Each map is adorned with decorative cartouches. Dutch text on verso, published in 1573.

References: Van den Broecke #137.

Condition: A

Superb original color on watermarked paper with damp stains in blank margins that just touch the corner of the map at bottom right.

Estimate: $350 - $425


Closed on 2/19/2014