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Auction 164, Lot 583

"Graecia, Sophiani", Ortelius, Abraham

Subject: Greece & Western Turkey

Period: 1603 (published)

Publication: Theatrum Orbis Terrarum

Color: Hand Color

19.7 x 13.9 inches
50 x 35.3 cm

Lovely depiction of ancient Greece, western Turkey and the Grecian islands based on the 1545 woodcut map by Nikolaus Sophianos. It is embellished with an architectural title cartouche flanked by two mythological figures, and a strapwork scale of miles. This is the second state with Latin text on verso.

References: Van den Broecke #215.2; Zacharakis #1616.

Condition: A

A sharp impression on a clean, bright sheet of watermarked paper with archival repairs to a couple of tiny edge tears and a centerfold separation that just touches the neatline at bottom.

Estimate: $450 - $550

Sold for: $325

Closed on 9/13/2017