Auction 159, Lot 519

"Rhetiae Alpestris Descriptio, in qua Hodie Tirolis Comitatus [on sheet with] Goritiae, Karstii, Chaczeolae, Carniolae, Histriae, et Windorum Marchae Descrip.", Ortelius, Abraham

Subject: Southern Europe

Period: 1592 (published)

Publication: Theatrum Orbis Terrarum

Color: Hand Color

Size:
19.6 x 13.4 inches
49.8 x 34 cm

Two regional maps printed on a folio sheet. The Tirolian map covers the Austrian and Italian Alps. The second map continues south of Austria to show part of Slovenia, Croatia and the Istria Peninsula. Latin text on verso.

References: Van den Broecke #116.

Condition: A

Full original color on watermarked paper with minor toning along the centerfold. There is marginal soiling, a professionally repaired centerfold separation in bottom blank margin, and a short tear at bottom, far from image.

Estimate: $240 - $300

Sold for: $180

Closed on 9/14/2016

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