Auction 165, Lot 611

"Creta Iouis Magni, Medio Iacet Insula Ponto", Ortelius, Abraham

Subject: Crete, Sardinia, Corsica

Period: 1592 (published)

Publication: Theatrum Orbis Terrarum

Color: Hand Color

19.3 x 13.3 inches
49 x 33.8 cm

A handsome map of the Mediterranean islands, the larger map depicting Crete and three smaller maps of Corsica, the Ionian Islands, and Sardinia. Ortelius compiled the map from both classical and contemporary sources, including Strabo and Plinius. Strapwork cartouches, a ship and sea monsters ornament the map. Latin text on verso.

References: Van den Broecke #217.

Condition: A

Full original color on paper with Ortelius' common coat of arms watermark. There is a hint of offsetting and toning and marginal soiling.

Estimate: $500 - $650

Sold for: $250

Closed on 11/15/2017