Auction 159, Lot 533

"Graeciae Universae Secundum Hodiernum Situm Neoterica Descriptio", Ortelius, Abraham

Subject: Greece

Period: 1592 (published)

Publication: Theatrum Orbis Terrarum

Color: Hand Color

Size:
20.2 x 14.4 inches
51.3 x 36.6 cm

This fine map of Greece and its surroundings was based on the work of Giacomo Gastaldi. It is very detailed and includes the islands in the Aegean Sea. The map is embellished by a sailing ship and a large ornate strapwork cartouche. The seas are fully and laboriously stipple engraved. This is the second state, with corrected numerals in the distance scale and re-stippling of the plate. Latin text on verso.

References: Van den Broecke #146; Zacharakis #1626.

Condition: A

Full original color on watermarked paper with minor toning and marginal soiling. There is a tiny centerfold separation at bottom.

Estimate: $400 - $500

Sold for: $325

Closed on 9/14/2016

Archived