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Auction 189, Lot 751


"[Facsimile] Die Schonsten Karten aus dem Theatrum Orbis Terrarum ", Ortelius, Abraham

Subject: References, Facsimile Atlas

Period: 1970 (circa)


Color: Printed Color

11.3 x 16.3 inches
28.7 x 41.4 cm
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This interesting volumes showcases a selection of 27 facsimile maps from Ortelius' groundbreaking atlas, including the iconic maps of the world, the Americas, Africa, Southeast Asia, and more. Each full-color double-page map is tipped in and folds out, with German text on the versos. The allegorical title page is reproduced as well. The maps are followed by 22 pages of epilogue and bibliography in German. Published in Gutersloh by Heinz Peter. Hardbound in brown boards with gilt insignia on cover, gilt title on spine, and an illustrated dust jacket protected by Mylar. Includes a cardboard slipcase.


Condition: A

Contents and covers are very good. Slipcase is lightly soiled with some shelf wear.

Estimate: $40 - $60

Sold for: $46

Closed on 9/14/2022