Auction 154, Lot 576

"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: Black & White

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 1598.

References: Van den Broecke #137.

Condition: B+

On watermarked paper with wide original margins and all edges gilt. There are two small light spots in northern Corsica and another above the left-hand title cartouche.

Estimate: $240 - $300

Sold for: $180

Closed on 9/16/2015