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Auction 183, Lot 381

"Regni Hispaniae Post Omnium Editiones Locuplessima Descriptio", Ortelius, Abraham

Subject: Spain & Portugal

Period: 1598 (published)

Publication: Theatrum Orbis Terrarum

Color: Black & White

19.6 x 14.9 inches
49.8 x 37.8 cm
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This is a very attractive map of the Iberian peninsula surrounded by stipple engraved seas, in which there are ships and sea monsters. The land is full of cities, mountains and forests. A large strapwork title cartouche and scale of miles with a divider ornament the map. This is the fourth state, with the addition of the town Pastrana near the center of the map. French text on verso.

References: Van den Broecke #25.4.

Condition: B+

A dark impression on a bright sheet with a coat of arms watermark and a few small stains.

Estimate: $350 - $425

Sold for: $220

Closed on 6/9/2021