Auction 153, Lot 597

"Corsica", Ortelius, Abraham

Subject: Corsica

Period: 1608 (circa)

Publication: Theatrum Orbis Terrarum

Color: Hand Color

9.3 x 6.6 inches
23.6 x 16.8 cm

This handsome map of the island of Corsica is based on the work of Agostino Giustiniani in 1567. The map is embellished with a strapwork cartouche, a distance scale, and a fully stippled sea. This map was originally printed on a folio sheet with two additional maps of the Tuscan and Ancona regions in Italy.

References: cf. Van den Broecke #137.

Condition: A

Excellent impression and color, professionally remargined at left and bottom with old paper.

Estimate: $180 - $210

Sold for: $170

Closed on 5/20/2015