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Auction 164, Lot 532

"Carpetaniae Partis Descr. 1584 [on sheet with] Vardusorum, sive Guipuscoae Regionis Typus [and] Hanc Insulam Perlustrabat, et sua Manu Depingebat Georgius Hoefnaglius Antverpian. Belga", Ortelius, Abraham

Subject: Northern & Southern Spain

Period: 1598 (published)

Publication: Theatrum Orbis Terrarum

Color: Hand Color

19.2 x 15.4 inches
48.8 x 39.1 cm

Three maps elegantly composed on one folio sheet. The semicircular map of Cadiz is taken from a manuscript map drawn by George Hoefnagel during his stay from 1563-1567. The Carpetaniae map is very accurate but from an unknown source. The source of the Guipuscae map is also unknown, but de Jode also published it in 1578. French text on verso.

References: Van den Broecke #31.

Condition: A

A nice impression on paper with a horn watermark, a few small worm holes outside the engraved image, and light toning along the edges of the sheet. An old manuscript page number is in the bottom blank margin.

Estimate: $300 - $375

Sold for: $200

Closed on 9/13/2017