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Auction 164, Lot 592


"Veronae Urbis Territorium, a Bernardo Brognolo Descriptum", Ortelius, Abraham

Subject: Northern Italy

Period: 1579 (dated)

Publication: Theatrum Orbis Terrarum

Color: Black & White

18.4 x 12.9 inches
46.7 x 32.8 cm

Handsome and beautifully composed map of the vicinity of Verona, from Mantua to Trento, with Lake Garda shown prominently. The map is based on the cartography of Bernardino Brugnoli. A large, exotic title cartouche fills the upper left corner. Latin text on verso, published in 1603.

References: Van den Broecke #120.

Condition: B

A sharp impression on paper with the horn coat of arms watermark commonly seen on Ortelius' maps. There is light toning, a few spots of foxing mostly confined to the blank margins, and a couple of short edge tears.

Estimate: $350 - $425

Sold for: $80

Closed on 9/13/2017