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Auction 189, Lot 455

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

Subject: Spain & Portugal

Period: 1571 (published)

Publication: Theatrum Orbis Terrarum

Color: Black & White

19.6 x 15 inches
49.8 x 38.1 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 first state, with Latin text on verso.

References: Van den Broecke #25.1.

Condition: A

A nice example on a watermarked sheet with a hint of soiling and professional repairs to a few small worm holes in the image and small chips along the edges of the sheet.

Estimate: $400 - $475

Sold for: $400

Closed on 9/14/2022