Auction 159, Lot 549

"Senensis Ditionis, Accurata Descrip. [on sheet with] Corsica [and] Marcha Anconae, olim Picenum. 1572", Ortelius, Abraham

Subject: Central Italy & Corsica

Period: 1572 (dated)

Publication: Theatrum Orbis Terrarum

Color: Hand Color

Size:
19.2 x 12.9 inches
48.8 x 32.8 cm

Folio sheet with three separate maps. At left is a map of part of the Tuscan region in Italy with Sienna near the top, based on the work of Cesare Orlandi in 1573. At top right is the island of Corsica, based on the work of Agostino Giustiniani in 1567, and below that is the Ancona region along the coast of the Adriatic, based on an anonymous map from 1564 published by Vincenzo Luchini. Each map is adorned with decorative cartouches. Latin text on verso, published in 1592.

References: Van den Broecke #137.

Condition: A

A sharp impression with full original color on watermarked paper, minor toning along the centerfold, and marginal soiling.

Estimate: $300 - $375

Sold for: $200

Closed on 9/14/2016

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