Auction 173, Lot 331

"Graeciae Universae Secundum Hodiernum Situm Neoterica Descriptio", Ortelius, Abraham

Subject: Greece

Period: 1584 (published)

Publication: Theatrum Orbis Terrarum

Color: Hand Color

Size:
20.4 x 14.4 inches
51.8 x 36.6 cm

This fine map of Greece and its surroundings was based on the work of Giacomo Gastaldi. It is very detailed and includes the islands in the Aegean Sea. The map is embellished by a sailing ship and a large ornate strapwork cartouche. The seas are fully and laboriously stipple engraved. This is the second state, with updated stippling. Latin text on verso.

References: Van den Broecke #146; Zacharakis #1626.

Condition: A+

A crisp impression on a bright sheet with a coat of arms watermark.

Estimate: $475 - $600

Sold for: $350

Closed on 6/5/2019

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