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Auction 167, Lot 291

"Regni Hispaniae Post Omnium Editiones Locupleissima Descriptio", Ortelius, Abraham

Subject: Spain & Portugal

Period: 1598 (published)

Publication: Theatrum Orbis Terrarum

Color: Hand Color

19.6 x 14.9 inches
49.8 x 37.8 cm

This is a very attractive map of the Iberian peninsula surrounded by stipple engraved seas, in which there are ships and sea monsters. The land is full of cities, mountains and forests. A large strapwork title cartouche and scale of miles with a divider ornament the map. This is the fourth state, with stippling behind the sea names and French text on verso.

References: Van den Broecke #25.4.

Condition: A

A nice impression on paper with the common horn coat of arms watermark found on Ortelius maps. There are a couple of tiny worm holes along the centerfold, a minor damp stain in the bottom blank margin, and light toning along the edges of the sheet. There are some old manuscript notations, including very faint notations in the map and a page number below the map at right.

Estimate: $475 - $600

Sold for: $375

Closed on 3/28/2018