Auction 169, Lot 500

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

Subject: Spain & Portugal

Period: 1581 (published)

Publication: Theatrum Orbis Terrarum

Color: Hand Color

19.8 x 15.1 inches
50.3 x 38.4 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 second state, with French text on verso.

References: Van den Broecke #25.2.

Condition: A

A nice example with a professionally repaired centerfold separation at bottom and two faint stains in the Bay of Biscay.

Estimate: $475 - $600

Sold for: $350

Closed on 9/12/2018