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Auction 179, Lot 641

"Thusciae Descriptio Auctore Hieronymo Bellarmato", Ortelius, Abraham

Subject: Western Italy

Period: 1574 (published)

Publication: Theatrum Orbis Terrarum

Color: Hand Color

19.5 x 12.5 inches
49.5 x 31.8 cm
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Splendid map of Tuscany based on the regional map of Giralomo Bellarmati. The map extends to include Rome in the lower right corner. It is richly embellished with an ornate title cartouche and a variety of ships. French text on verso.

References: Van den Broecke #130.

Condition: A

A nice impression with gilt highlights on a bright sheet with a bunch of grapes watermark and a few tiny mildew stains along the centerfold.

Estimate: $400 - $500

Sold for: $300

Closed on 9/16/2020