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Auction 156, Lot 559

"Graecia, Sophiani", Ortelius, Abraham

Subject: Greece & Western Turkey

Period: 1598 (published)

Publication: Theatrum Orbis Terrarum

Color: Hand Color

19.8 x 13.9 inches
50.3 x 35.3 cm

Lovely depiction of ancient Greece, western Turkey and the Grecian islands based on the 1545 woodcut map by Nikolaus Sophianos. It is embellished with an architectural title cartouche flanked by two mythological figures, and a strapwork scale of miles. This is the second state with French text on verso.

References: Van den Broecke #215; Zacharakis #1616.

Condition: A

A crisp impression with attractive color, wide margins, and a minor crease near center that has been professionally reinforced on verso.

Estimate: $600 - $750

Sold for: $325

Closed on 2/17/2016