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Auction 183, Lot 413

"Transilvania", Ortelius, Abraham

Subject: Romania

Period: 1592 (published)

Publication: Theatrum Orbis Terrarum

Color: Hand Color

17.8 x 12.9 inches
45.2 x 32.8 cm
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This map of the fabled area in present-day Romania shows mountain ranges, forests and the fertile river valleys. It is decorated with three strapwork cartouches including one that credits Sambucus's map of 1566 as the basis of this map, and is surrounded by a boldly engraved border. Latin text on verso.

References: Van den Broecke #153.

Condition: B+

A dark impression with full contemporary color with archival repairs to a centerfold separation at bottom and to several adjacent short cracks.

Estimate: $240 - $300

Sold for: $450

Closed on 6/9/2021