Auction 160, Lot 580

"Transilvania", Ortelius, Abraham

Subject: Romania

Period: 1592 (published)

Publication: Theatrum Orbis Terrarum

Color: Hand Color

17.8 x 12.9 inches
45.2 x 32.8 cm

This map of the fabled area in present-day Romania shows mountain ranges, forests and the fertile river valleys. It is decorated with three strapwork cartouches including one that credits Sambucus's map of 1566 as the basis of this map, and is surrounded by a boldly engraved border. This is the second state with Latin text on verso.

References: Van den Broecke #153.2.

Condition: A

A dark impression with full original color and marginal soiling.

Estimate: $275 - $350

Sold for: $200

Closed on 11/16/2016