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Auction 183, Lot 339

"Scotiae Tabula", Ortelius, Abraham

Subject: Scotland

Period: 1598 (published)

Publication: Theatrum Orbis Terrarum

Color: Hand Color

18.9 x 14.1 inches
48 x 35.8 cm
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Based on Gerard Mercator's eight-sheet wall map of the British Isles from 1564, this folio-sized map of Scotland features numerous place names throughout. Adorned with an elaborate strapwork title cartouche and a small scale of miles cartouche. This is the first state, prior to stippling being added around sea names. French text on verso.

References: Van den Broecke #18.1; Moir, p. 24-26, & 164.

Condition: A

A dark impression on paper with the horn watermark commonly found on Ortelius maps, light printer's ink residue, and minor toning along the edges of the sheet. An old manuscript page number is in the bottom blank margin.

Estimate: $550 - $700

Sold for: $450

Closed on 6/9/2021