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Auction 167, Lot 255

"Europam, sive Celticam Veterem...", Ortelius, Abraham

Subject: Europe

Period: 1595 (dated)

Publication: Theatrum Geographiae Veteris

Color: Hand Color

18.8 x 13.9 inches
47.8 x 35.3 cm

Beautiful map of ancient Europe that was based on classical sources such as Salustius, Plinius, Herodotus, Strabo and Dionysius. The land is fully engraved with forests, mountains and rivers, and there are numerous ancient place and region names. Richly embellished with three cartouches, ships and a sea monster. Latin text on verso, published in 1618.

References: Van den Broecke #189.

Condition: A

A sharp impression on a clean, bright sheet with two tiny holes along the centerfold and minor toning along the edges of the sheet.

Estimate: $900 - $1,200

Sold for: $650

Closed on 3/28/2018