Auction 160, Lot 2

"Parergon, sive Veteris Geographiae Aliquot Tabulae...", Ortelius, Abraham

Subject: Title Pages

Period: 1592 (published)


Color: Hand Color

9 x 13.9 inches
22.9 x 35.3 cm

The handsome classical title page is from Ortelius' supplemental atlas of the classical world. This woodcut architectural structure features elaborately decorated columns. The base includes the Latin maxim Historiae Oculis Geographia, which translates as "Geography is the Eye of History."

References: Shirley (TP) #22.

Condition: B+

Full original color with light soiling and a worm track along bottom edge of sheet.

Estimate: $200 - $230

Sold for: $150

Closed on 11/16/2016