Auction 159, Lot 547

"Pedemontanae Vicinorumque Regionum Auctore Iacobo Cataldo Descrip.", Ortelius, Abraham

Subject: Northwestern Italy

Period: 1592 (published)

Publication: Theatrum Orbis Terrarum

Color: Hand Color

19.4 x 14.6 inches
49.3 x 37.1 cm

Ortelius based his map of the Piedmont region on the cartography of Giacomo Gastaldi. Milan is in the upper right corner and Monaco is at lower left. The map is a great illustration of the mountainous countryside and is filled with information including even the tiniest of villages. Ornamented with two cartouches and a sailing ship in the Mediterranean. Latin text on verso.

References: Van den Broecke #128.

Condition: B+

A dark impression with full original color on watermarked paper and very light toning along the centerfold. One tiny tear adjacent to the centerfold in the image has been professionally repaired.

Estimate: $400 - $475

Sold for: $300

Closed on 9/14/2016