Auction 162, Lot 563

"Tempe", Ortelius, Abraham

Subject: Vale of Tempe, Greece

Period: 1590 (dated)

Publication: Theatrum Orbis Terrarum

Color: Hand Color

Size:
18.8 x 14.3 inches
47.8 x 36.3 cm

This stunning engraving illustrates the Vale of Tempe in Thessalia, at the foot of Mount Olympus, a mixture of Greek myth and history. Ortelius described it as "where people dwell, meet in companies, and having done divine service and ceremonies in due form and manner, they banquet and make merry." Latin text on verso, published in 1592.

References: Van den Broecke #231.

Condition: A

A crisp impression with superb, full original color, professional repairs to a couple of minor separations along the centerfold, and marginal soiling.

Estimate: $400 - $500

Unsold

Closed on 4/26/2017

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