Auction 149, Lot 544

"Graeciae Universae Secundum Hodiernum Situm Neoterica Descriptio", Ortelius, Abraham

Subject: Greece

Period: 1571 (published)

Publication: Theatrum Orbis Terrarum

Color: Hand Color

Size:
20.3 x 14.3 inches
51.6 x 36.3 cm

This fine map of Greece and its surroundings was based on the work of Giacomo Gastaldi. It is very detailed and includes the islands in the Aegean Sea. The map is embellished by a sailing ship and a large ornate strapwork cartouche. The seas are fully and laboriously stipple engraved. This is the first state. Dutch text on verso.

References: Van den Broecke #146; Zacharakis #1626.

Condition: A

Original color on watermarked paper that has been partially refreshed. There are damp stains in blank margins, just entering map borders in a few spots.

Estimate: $600 - $750

Sold for: $350

Closed on 5/21/2014

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