Auction 160, Lot 581

"Pontus Euxinus. Aequor Iasonio Pulsatum Remige Primum", Ortelius, Abraham

Subject: Black Sea

Period: 1590 (dated)

Publication: Theatrum Orbis Terrarum

Color: Hand Color

19.8 x 14.1 inches
50.3 x 35.8 cm

This map of the Black Sea was made by Ortelius on the basis of modern information presented in Mercator's maps of Southeast Europe, as well as classical sources. It is embellished with strapwork title and scale cartouches. Latin text on verso, published in 1592.

References: Van den Broecke #213; Zacharakis #1623.

Condition: A

A sharp impression with full original color, a printer's crease adjacent to centerfold, and marginal soiling.

Estimate: $500 - $650

Sold for: $375

Closed on 11/16/2016