Auction 154, Lot 442

"Scotiae Tabula", Ortelius, Abraham

Subject: Scotland

Period: 1598 (published)

Publication: Theatrum Orbis Terrarum

Color: Black & White

18.7 x 13.8 inches
47.5 x 35.1 cm

Based on Gerard Mercator's eight-sheet wall map of the British Isles from 1564, this folio-sized map of Scotland features numerous place names throughout. Adorned with an elaborate strapwork title cartouche and a small scale of miles cartouche. This is the first state, prior to stippling being added around sea names. French text on verso.

References: Van den Broecke #18.1; Moir, p. 24-26, & 164.

Condition: A

A dark impression on watermarked paper with wide original margins, all edges gilt, printer's ink residue, and a couple of insignificant spots.

Estimate: $600 - $750

Sold for: $450

Closed on 9/16/2015