Auction 150, Lot 540

"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

Size:
19.3 x 13 inches
49 x 33 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. French text on verso, published in 1581.

References: Van den Broecke #137.

Condition: A

A good impression with light printer's ink residue and a crease adjacent to centerfold that has been pressed flat. There is some paper weakness along the plate mark at right, which has been archivally reinforced on verso.

Estimate: $275 - $350

Sold for: $180

Closed on 9/17/2014

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