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Auction 178, Lot 336

"Valentiae Regni, olim Contestanorum si Ptolemaeo, Edetanorum si Plinio Credimus Typus", Ortelius, Abraham

Subject: Eastern Spain

Period: 1584 (dated)

Publication: Theatrum Orbis Terrarum

Color: Hand Color

19.3 x 13.6 inches
49 x 34.5 cm
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This is Ortelius' second map of the ancient Kingdom of Valencia. Presented in his strong engraving style with a stipple engraved sea, the map is embellished with large strapwork cartouches, a sailing ship and a galley. The map is oriented with north to the right and is filled with detail of hundreds of villages. The cursive lettering for Maris Mediterranei Pars distinguishes this plate from the first plate. Latin text on verso, published in 1595.

References: Van den Broecke #30.

Condition: A

A dark impression on a sheet with the crossed arrows watermark commonly found on Ortelius maps. There is a light stain at center, otherwise fine.

Estimate: $350 - $425

Sold for: $230

Closed on 6/10/2020