Auction 170, Lot 569

"Perusini Agri; Exactissima Novissimaque Descriptio: Auctore Egnatio Dante", Ortelius, Abraham

Subject: Central Italy

Period: 1584 (dated)

Publication: Theatrum Orbis Terrarum

Color: Hand Color

Size:
18.5 x 13.1 inches
47 x 33.3 cm

Ortelius based this handsome map of the Umbria region of Italy on Egnatio Danti's 1580 map of Perugia. Centering on the city of Perugia, the map captures the region in intricate detail, with rivers, bridges, mountains, and Lake Trasimeno illustrated, and many towns depicted as miniature castles. The map is adorned with an elegant strapwork title cartouche, and a blank cartouche in the top left corner. French text on verso.

References: Van den Broecke #136.

Condition: A

A crisp impression on paper with the common crossed arrows watermark found on Ortelius maps, a small hole near the top of the map at center, and an old manuscript page number at bottom right.

Estimate: $400 - $500

Sold for: $220

Closed on 11/14/2018

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