Catalog Archive
Auction 158, Lot 273

"Daniae Regni Typus [on sheet with] Cimbricae Chersonesi nunc Iutiae Descriptio, Auctore Marco Iordano", Ortelius, Abraham

Subject: Denmark

Period: 1595 (dated)

Publication: Theatrum Orbis Terrarum

Color: Black & White

19.3 x 13.5 inches
49 x 34.3 cm
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This sheet includes two spectacularly engraved maps of Denmark, first issued in 1595. The maps are filled with place names but with limited watershed and topographical information. The seas are fully engraved in stipple and embellishments include a sea monster, a large sailing ship and several strapwork cartouches. The right-hand map has delicate filigree border surrounds. Spanish text on verso, published between 1609-41.

References: Van den Broecke #86.

Condition: B+

A dark impression on watermarked paper with a couple of minor spots and an old paper repair confined to the right blank margin. Grid lines have been added in manuscript on the left-hand map.

Estimate: $600 - $750


Closed on 6/22/2016