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Auction 159, Lot 659

"India Orient.", Ortelius/Galle

Subject: Southeast Asia

Period: 1601 (published)

Publication: Epitome Theatri Orteliani

Color: Hand Color

4.2 x 3 inches
10.7 x 7.6 cm
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Delightful miniature map covering East and Southeast Asia with Americae Pars in the upper right corner. The first pocket version of Ortelius' Theatrum was published by Galle in 1577, and the publication continued until 1598. From 1583 he gradually introduced a new set of maps, both adding to and replacing the originals. The plates were then passed to Jan B. Vrients, who retouched some of the plates and published the final editions of the Epitome in 1601 and 1602. This example is from either the 1595 or the 1601 edition, with Latin text on verso.

References: King (2nd Edition) pp. 64-65; Van der Krogt (Vol. III) #8400:332.

Condition: B+

A sharp impression with light toning and minor damp stains along the edges of the sheet.

Estimate: $160 - $190

Sold for: $120

Closed on 9/14/2016