Auction 165, Lot 564

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

Subject: Greece

Period: 1598 (published)

Publication: Theatrum Orbis Terrarum

Color: Hand Color

Size:
20.4 x 14.4 inches
51.8 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 third state, with re-engraving of some place names. French text on verso.

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

Condition: B+

A dark impression with light toning.

Estimate: $400 - $475

Unsold

Closed on 11/15/2017

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