Auction 159, Lot 466

"Regni Hispaniae Post Omnium Editiones Locupletissima Descriptio", Ortelius, Abraham

Subject: Spain & Portugal

Period: 1592 (published)

Publication: Theatrum Orbis Terrarum

Color: Hand Color

19.8 x 15 inches
50.3 x 38.1 cm

This is a very attractive map of the Iberian peninsula surrounded by stipple engraved seas, in which there are ships and sea monsters. The land is full of cities, mountains and forests. A large strapwork title cartouche and scale of miles with a divider ornament the map. This is the third state, with Latin text on verso.

References: Van den Broecke #25.

Condition: B+

Full original color on watermarked paper with very light toning along the centerfold and a professionally repaired centerfold separation in bottom blank margin.

Estimate: $400 - $475

Sold for: $300

Closed on 9/14/2016