Catalog Archive
Auction 161, Lot 541

"Regni Hispaniae Post Omnium Editiones Locuplessima Descriptio", Ortelius, Abraham

Subject: Spain & Portugal

Period: 1571 (published)

Publication: Theatrum Orbis Terrarum

Color: Hand Color

19.7 x 15 inches
50 x 38.1 cm

This is a very attractive map of the Iberian peninsula surrounded by stipple engraved seas, in which there are ships and sea monsters. The land is full of cities, mountains and forests. A large strapwork title cartouche and scale of miles with a divider ornament the map. This is the first state, with Latin text on verso.

References: Van den Broecke #25.

Condition: A

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

Estimate: $550 - $650

Sold for: $850

Closed on 2/8/2017