Auction 162, Lot 644

"Persici sive Sophorum Regni Typus", Ortelius, Abraham

Subject: Persia - Iran

Period: 1592 (published)

Publication: Theatrum Orbis Terrarum

Color: Black & White

19.5 x 13.8 inches
49.5 x 35.1 cm

Ortelius based this fine map of the Persian Empire in part on Gastaldi's 1564 map of Asia Minor and on his own 1567 map of Asia. The map is filled with village and city names. Decorative elements include a large strap work title cartouche and a distance scale surmounted by a strange bestiary creature. Latin text on verso with page number 103.

References: Van den Broecke #167.

Condition: B+

A crisp impression on paper with Ortelius' common crossed arrows watermark. There is printer's ink residue, light toning along the centerfold, and a printer's crease that runs parallel to the centerfold.

Estimate: $400 - $475

Sold for: $200

Closed on 4/26/2017