Auction 170, Lot 561

"Ducatus Mediolanensis, Finitimarumq, Regionu Descriptio, Auctore Ioanne Georgio Septala, Mediolanense", Ortelius, Abraham

Subject: Northern Italy

Period: 1570 (published)

Publication: Theatrum Orbis Terrarum

Color: Hand Color

18.9 x 14.1 inches
48 x 35.8 cm

Handsome map of Northern Italy with north oriented to the right. The map is based on the cartography of Johannes Septala and is filled with detail and embellished with an ornate title cartouche, a sea monster and a sailing ship. An early edition with Latin text on verso.

References: Van den Broecke #125.

Condition: B+

On watermarked paper with a few tiny wormholes adjacent to the centerfold. Minor edge chips and tears are confined to the blank margins.

Estimate: $300 - $375

Sold for: $125

Closed on 11/14/2018