Auction 157, Lot 585

"Pedemontanae Vicinorumque Regionum Auctore Iacobo Cataldo Descrip.", Ortelius, Abraham

Subject: Northwestern Italy

Period: 1571 (published)

Publication: Theatrum Orbis Terrarum

Color: Hand Color

Size:
19.4 x 14.6 inches
49.3 x 37.1 cm

Ortelius based his map of the Piedmont region on the cartography of Giacomo Gastaldi. Milan is in the upper right corner and Monaco is at lower left. The map is a great illustration of the mountainous countryside and is filled with information including even the tiniest of villages. Ornamented with two cartouches and a sailing ship in the Mediterranean. Latin text on verso.

References: Van den Broecke #128.

Condition: A

A nice 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

Unsold

Closed on 5/4/2016

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