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Auction 161, Lot 610

"Ducatus Mediolanensis, Finitimarumq Regionu Descriptio, Auctore Ioanne Georgio Septala Mediolanense ", Ortelius, Abraham

Subject: Northern Italy

Period: 1592 (published)

Publication: Theatrum Orbis Terrarum

Color: Hand Color

18.9 x 14.1 inches
48 x 35.8 cm

Handsome map of Northern Italy with north oriented to the right. The map is based on the cartography of Johannes Septala and is filled with detail and embellished with an ornate title cartouche, a sea monster and a sailing ship. Latin text on verso.

References: Van den Broecke #125.

Condition: B+

A dark impression with old color on paper with Ortelius' common crossed arrows watermark. There are a couple of short creases near the center of the image and a centerfold separation at bottom that has been archivally repaired.

Estimate: $350 - $425

Sold for: $250

Closed on 2/8/2017