Auction 157, Lot 561

"Graeciae Universae Secundum Hodiernum Situm Neoterica Descriptio", Ortelius, Abraham

Subject: Greece

Period: 1571 (published)

Publication: Theatrum Orbis Terrarum

Color: Hand Color

Size:
20.2 x 14.4 inches
51.3 x 36.6 cm

This fine map of Greece and its surroundings was based on the work of Giacomo Gastaldi. It is very detailed and includes the islands in the Aegean Sea. The map is embellished by a sailing ship and a large ornate strapwork cartouche. The seas are fully and laboriously stipple engraved. This is the second state, with corrected numerals in the distance scale. Latin text on verso.

References: Van den Broecke #146; Zacharakis #1626.

Condition: A

A crisp impression on watermarked paper with attractive color. There are faint damp stains in top blank margin, several small worm holes in bottom blank margin, and marginal soiling.

Estimate: $400 - $500

Sold for: $300

Closed on 5/4/2016

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