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Auction 183, Lot 414

"Graecia, Sophiani", Ortelius, Abraham

Subject: Greece & Western Turkey

Period: 1587 (published)

Publication: Theatrum Orbis Terrarum

Color: Black & White

19.6 x 13.8 inches
49.8 x 35.1 cm
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Lovely depiction of ancient Greece, western Turkey and the Grecian islands based on the 1545 woodcut map by Nikolaus Sophianos. It is embellished with an architectural title cartouche flanked by two mythological figures, and a strapwork scale of miles. This is the first state with French text on verso.

References: Van den Broecke #215.1; Zacharakis #1616.

Condition: A

A dark impression with a couple of old manuscript notations in the image, a few faint stains along the centerfold, and marginal soiling.

Estimate: $350 - $425

Sold for: $220

Closed on 6/9/2021