Auction 171, Lot 575

"Larii Lacus Vulgo Comensis Descriptio, Auct. Pavio Jovio... [on sheet with] Territorii Romani Descrip. [and] Fori Iulii, Vulgo Friuli Typus", Ortelius, Abraham

Subject: Northern & Central Italy

Period: 1574 (published)

Publication: Theatrum Orbis Terrarum

Color: Hand Color

19 x 13.3 inches
48.3 x 33.8 cm

Handsome and beautifully composed sheet with three maps of important districts in Italy. At top is a map of Lake Como based on the cartography of Paulus Jovius. At bottom left is a fine map of the region surrounding Rome based on Eufrosino della Volpaia, and at right a map of Friuli at the tip of the Gulf of Venice taken from the work of Gregorio Amaseo and Giovanni di Vavassore. Latin text on verso.

References: Van den Broecke #129.

Condition: B+

Overall light toning with a few faint spots and a short centerfold separation at bottom that has been closed on verso with old paper.

Estimate: $375 - $450

Sold for: $275

Closed on 2/6/2019