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Auction 164, Lot 584


"Graeciae Universae Secundum Hodiernum Situm Neoterica Descriptio", Ortelius, Abraham

Subject: Greece

Period: 1603 (published)

Publication: Theatrum Orbis Terrarum

Color: Black & White

20.3 x 14.4 inches
51.6 x 36.6 cm

This fine map of Greece and its surroundings was based on the work of Giacomo Gastaldi. It is very detailed and includes the islands in the Aegean Sea. The map is embellished by a sailing ship and a large ornate strapwork cartouche. The seas are fully and laboriously stipple engraved. This is the second state, with corrected numerals in the distance scale and re-stippling of the plate. Latin text on verso.

References: Van den Broecke #146; Zacharakis #1626.

Condition: B

A dark impression with light toning, damp stains along the edges of the sheet, and a 3" centerfold in southern Greece that has been archivally repaired.

Estimate: $200 - $230

Sold for: $100

Closed on 9/13/2017