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Auction 183, Lot 464

"Persici sive Sophorum Regni Typus", Ortelius, Abraham

Subject: Persia - Iran

Period: 1592 (published)

Publication: Theatrum Orbis Terrarum

Color: Hand Color

19.4 x 13.6 inches
49.3 x 34.5 cm
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Ortelius based this fine map of the Persian Empire in part on Gastaldi's 1564 map of Asia Minor and on his own 1567 map of Asia. The map is filled with village and city names. Decorative elements include a large strap work title cartouche and a distance scale surmounted by a strange bestiary creature. Latin text on verso.

References: Van den Broecke #167.3.

Condition: A

Full contemporary color on a sheet with the crossed arrows watermark commonly found on Ortelius maps, light printer's ink residue, and marginal soiling.

Estimate: $475 - $600

Sold for: $325

Closed on 6/9/2021