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Auction 159, Lot 543

"Agri Cremonensis Typus", Ortelius, Abraham

Subject: Northern Italy

Period: 1579 (dated)

Publication: Theatrum Orbis Terrarum

Color: Hand Color

19.5 x 13.5 inches
49.5 x 34.3 cm
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Splendid map of the region in northern Italy with the city of Cremona near the center. The map is based on the 1571 map of Antonio Campi. The most striking feature of the map is the huge inset of essentially the same region based on a map by Forlani. The inset is presented in an elaborate strapwork cartouche flanked by medallions, with three additional cartouches at the bottom of the map. Latin text on verso, published in 1592.

References: Van den Broecke #127.

Condition: B+

Full original color on watermarked paper with very light toning and minor soiling.

Estimate: $300 - $375

Sold for: $220

Closed on 9/14/2016