Auction 165, Lot 572

"Italiae Novissima Descriptio Auctore Iacobo Castaldo Pedemontano", Ortelius, Abraham

Subject: Italy

Period: 1598 (published)

Publication: Theatrum Orbis Terrarum

Color: Hand Color

Size:
19.6 x 13.9 inches
49.8 x 35.3 cm

Superb map of Italy based on the cartography of Giacomo Gastaldi. It extends to include Corsica, with parts of Sardinia and Sicily, and shows the western coast of the Balkans to Corfu. The map is filled with detail of the topography and cities and features a vignette of Neptune and a mermaid companion, sea monsters, a variety of ships and decorative cartouches. French text on verso.

References: Van den Broecke #118.

Condition: A

A sharp impression on a clean, bright sheet bearing the horn watermark commonly found on Ortelius maps. There is light toning along the edges of the sheet, some foxing confined to the blank margins, and a manuscript page number below the neatline.

Estimate: $600 - $750

Sold for: $450

Closed on 11/15/2017

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