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Auction 161, Lot 524

"Daniae Regni Typus", Ortelius, Abraham

Subject: Denmark

Period: 1571 (published)

Publication: Theatrum Orbis Terrarum

Color: Hand Color

16.3 x 12.3 inches
41.4 x 31.2 cm
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This striking map focuses on Denmark, but extends from the German coastline north to include part of the Norwegian coastline and the southern part of Sweden, including Stockholm. The map is based upon Cornelis Anthoniszoon's Caerte van Oostand, and maps by Sgrothen, Olaus and Jordanus. A decorative title cartouche and large sailing ship complete the composition. Latin text on verso.

References: Van den Broecke #84.

Condition: A

A crisp, early impression on paper with Ortelius' common crossed arrows watermark and light marginal soiling.

Estimate: $450 - $550

Sold for: $350

Closed on 2/8/2017