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Auction 164, Lot 509

"Galliae Veteris Typus", Ortelius, Abraham

Subject: France

Period: 1624 (published)

Publication: Theatri Orbis Terrarum Parergon

Color: Hand Color

19.4 x 15.5 inches
49.3 x 39.4 cm
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A lovely map of France during Roman times based on ancient geographical sources including Strabo, Plinius, Virgilius, Ovidius and Caesar. The map is filled with detail and ancient place names. Two ships sail in the stipple engraved oceans and the map is decorated with two fine cartouches. Latin text on verso.

References: Van den Broecke #196.

Condition: A

A sharp impression on a clean, bright sheet with a couple of tiny worm holes that have been professionally infilled and short centerfold separations at top and bottom that have also been professionally repaired.

Estimate: $400 - $500

Sold for: $300

Closed on 9/13/2017