Auction 157, Lot 629

"Persici sive Sophorum Regni Typus", Ortelius, Abraham

Subject: Persia - Iran

Period: 1571 (published)

Publication: Theatrum Orbis Terrarum

Color: Hand Color

Size:
19.7 x 13.9 inches
50 x 35.3 cm

Ortelius based this fine map of the Persian Empire in part on Gastaldi's 1564 map of Asia Minor and on his own 1567 map of Asia. The map is filled with village and city names. Decorative elements include a large strap work title cartouche and a distance scale surmounted by a strange bestiary creature. Latin text on verso.

References: Van den Broecke #167.

Condition: A

A nice example on watermarked paper with marginal soiling.

Estimate: $550 - $650

Unsold

Closed on 5/4/2016

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