Auction 169, Lot 578

"Thraciae Veteris Typus", Ortelius, Abraham

Subject: Northeastern Greece & Northwestern Turkey

Period: 1618 (published)

Publication: Theatrum Orbis Terrarum

Color: Hand Color

19 x 14.1 inches
48.3 x 35.8 cm

Handsome map of ancient Thrace based on Gastaldi's 1560 map of South East Europe, and on information from numerous ancient sources, specifically Herodotus, Plinius, Strabo, Appianus, Virgilius, Plutarchus, and Sidonius. Portions of the Black Sea, Sea of Marmara, and Thrakikon Pelagos, all stipple engraved, make this a very handsome map. Features three decorative, strapwork cartouches. Latin text on verso. This is the second state of the map with "Gammaides" crossed out in the list of places with uncertain locations at bottom right.

References: Van den Broecke #214.

Condition: A

A nice impression on watermarked paper with a few small chips and tears along the bottom of the sheet. The left margin is a bit narrow, and the right margin has been professionally extended, repairing several small chips and tears in the right blank margin.

Estimate: $400 - $475


Closed on 9/12/2018