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Auction 154, Lot 501

"Carpetaniae Partis Descr. 1584 [on sheet with] Vardusorum, sive Guipuscoae Regionis Typus [and] Hanc Insulam Perlustrabat, et sua Manu Depingebat Georgius Hoefnaglius Antverpian. Belga", Ortelius, Abraham

Subject: Northern & Southern Spain

Period: 1584 (dated)

Publication: Theatrum Orbis Terrarum

Color: Black & White

19.1 x 15.3 inches
48.5 x 38.9 cm
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Three maps elegantly composed on one folio sheet. The semicircular map of Cadiz is taken from a manuscript map drawn by George Hoefnagel during his stay from 1563-1567. The Carpetaniae map is very accurate but from an unknown source. The source of the Guipuscae map is also unknown, but de Jode also published it in 1578. This is from the 1598 edition, with French text on verso.

References: Van den Broecke #31.

Condition: B+

A dark impression on watermarked paper with wide original margins and all edges gilt. There are a couple of spots of foxing in image and light printer's ink residue.

Estimate: $220 - $250

Sold for: $160

Closed on 9/16/2015