Auction 173, Lot 423

"Africae Propriae Tabula, in qua, Punica Regna Vides; Tyrios, et Agenoris Urbem", Ortelius, Abraham

Subject: Northern Africa

Period: 1590 (dated)

Publication: Theatrum Geographiae Veteris…

Color: Hand Color

19.3 x 13.3 inches
49 x 33.8 cm

Very decorative map of the coastline covering present-day Tunisia and Libya based on Gastaldi's great map of Africa and the ancient texts of Diodorus, Siculus, Plinius, Virgilius, Appianus, Halicarnasseus, Athenaeus, and Herodotus. The map extends to include Sicily and Malta. It includes a fabulous strapwork title cartouche and a large cartouche at bottom containing text and an inset plan of Carthage. Latin text on verso. Published in Petrus Bertius' Theatrum Geographiae Veteris… in 1618, which included maps by Mercator, Ortelius, and newly engraved maps by Pieter van den Keere.

References: Van den Broecke #218.

Condition: A

A nice impression on a bright sheet with a couple of minor separations along the centerfold that have been professionally repaired.

Estimate: $350 - $425

Sold for: $325

Closed on 6/5/2019