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Auction 157, Lot 568

"Ducatus Mediolanensis, Finitimarumq Regionu Descriptio, Auctore Ioanne Georgio Septala Mediolanense", Ortelius, Abraham

Subject: Northern Italy

Period: 1571 (published)

Publication: Theatrum Orbis Terrarum

Color: Hand Color

18.8 x 14.1 inches
47.8 x 35.8 cm

Handsome map of Northern Italy with north oriented to the right. The map is based on the cartography of Johannes Septala and is filled with detail and embellished with an ornate title cartouche, a sea monster and a sailing ship. Latin text on verso.

References: Van den Broecke #125.

Condition: A

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

Estimate: $500 - $650


Closed on 5/4/2016