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Auction 157, Lot 574

"Thusciae Descriptio Auctore Hieronymo Bellarmato", Ortelius, Abraham

Subject: Central Italy

Period: 1571 (published)

Publication: Theatrum Orbis Terrarum

Color: Hand Color

19.5 x 12.5 inches
49.5 x 31.8 cm

Splendid map of Tuscany based on the regional map of Giralomo Bellarmati. The map extends to include Rome in the lower right corner. It is richly embellished with an ornate title cartouche and a variety of ships. Latin text on verso.

References: Van den Broecke #130.

Condition: A

A crisp impression on watermarked paper with attractive color. There are faint damp stains at top, several small worm holes at bottom, and an archivally repaired tear at right, all confined to the blank margins.

Estimate: $550 - $650

Sold for: $325

Closed on 5/4/2016