Auction 159, Lot 469

"Carpetaniae Partis Descr. 1584 [on sheet with] Vardusorum, sive Guipuscoae Regionis Typus [and] Hanc Insulam Perlustrabat, et sua Manu Depingebat Georgius Hoefnaglius Antverpian. Belga", Ortelius, Abraham

Subject: Northern & Southern Spain

Period: 1592 (published)

Publication: Theatrum Orbis Terrarum

Color: Hand Color

19.1 x 15.4 inches
48.5 x 39.1 cm

Three maps elegantly composed on one folio sheet. The semicircular map of Cadiz is taken from a manuscript map drawn by George Hoefnagel during his stay from 1563-1567. The Carpetaniae map is very accurate but from an unknown source. The source of the Guipuscae map is also unknown, but de Jode also published it in 1578. Latin text on verso.

References: Van den Broecke #31.

Condition: B+

Full original color on watermarked paper with light toning.

Estimate: $275 - $350

Sold for: $210

Closed on 9/14/2016