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Auction 180, Lot 705

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

Subject: Northern Africa

Period: 1590 (dated)

Publication: Theatrum Orbis Terrarum

Color: Hand Color

19.1 x 13.1 inches
48.5 x 33.3 cm
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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. This is the first state with Latin text on verso, published in 1595.

References: Van den Broecke #218.

Condition: A+

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

Estimate: $400 - $475

Sold for: $450

Closed on 11/18/2020