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Auction 161, Lot 605

"Thraciae Veteris Typus", Ortelius, Abraham

Subject: Northeastern Greece & Northwestern Turkey

Period: 1592 (published)

Publication: Theatrum Orbis Terrarum

Color: Hand Color

19.1 x 14.1 inches
48.5 x 35.8 cm

Handsome map of ancient Thrace based on Gastaldi's 1560 map of South East Europe, and on information from numerous ancient sources, specifically Herodotus, Plinius, Strabo, Appianus, Virgilius, Plutarchus, and Sidonius. Portions of the Black Sea, Sea of Marmara, and Thrakikon Pelagos, all stipple engraved, make this a very handsome map. Three decorative, strapwork cartouches. Latin text on verso.

References: Van den Broecke #214.

Condition: B+

A dark impression on watermarked paper with full original color and light toning.

Estimate: $400 - $500

Sold for: $200

Closed on 2/8/2017