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Auction 174, Lot 440

"Frisia Occidentalis", Ortelius, Abraham

Subject: Northern Netherlands

Period: 1579 (dated)

Publication: Theatrum Orbis Terrarum

Color: Hand Color

19.4 x 14.4 inches
49.3 x 36.6 cm
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This map of west Frisia is based on the manuscript map by Sibrandus Leo. It features excellent detail of the region's network of waterways. A strapwork cartouche featuring a satyr, a peacock, and fruit holds an inset of ancient Friesland from Augustus' time. The title appears in a banner cartouche at top. This is the second state with "D. Ioachimus Hopperus describebat" added to the inset. Latin text on verso, published in 1595.

References: Van den Broecke #81.2.

Condition: A

A sharp impression on a sheet with the crossed arrows watermark commonly found on Ortelius maps.

Estimate: $250 - $325

Sold for: $140

Closed on 9/11/2019