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Auction 159, Lot 534

"Graecia, Sophiani", Ortelius, Abraham

Subject: Greece & Western Turkey

Period: 1592 (published)

Publication: Theatrum Orbis Terrarum

Color: Hand Color

19.7 x 13.8 inches
50 x 35.1 cm
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Lovely depiction of ancient Greece, western Turkey and the Grecian islands based on the 1545 woodcut map by Nikolaus Sophianos. It is embellished with an architectural title cartouche flanked by two mythological figures, and a strapwork scale of miles. This is the second state with Latin text on verso.

References: Van den Broecke #215.2; Zacharakis #1616.

Condition: A

A sharp impression with full original color on watermarked paper, a small stain in the Adriatic Sea that does not distract, and marginal soiling.

Estimate: $400 - $475

Sold for: $350

Closed on 9/14/2016