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Auction 190, Lot 508

"Italiae Novissima Descriptio Auctore Iacobo Castaldo Pedemontano", Ortelius, Abraham

Subject: Italy

Period: 1570 (published)

Publication: Theatrum Orbis Terrarum

Color: Hand Color

20.3 x 14.2 inches
51.6 x 36.1 cm
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Superb map of Italy based on the cartography of Giacomo Gastaldi. It extends to include Corsica, with parts of Sardinia and Sicily, and shows the western coast of the Balkans to Corfu. The map is filled with detail of the topography and cities and features a vignette of Neptune and a mermaid companion, sea monsters, a variety of ships and decorative cartouches. This is from the first plate of this map with the word "Servia" appearing in the upper right corner, which was replaced beginning in 1584. Latin text on verso.

References: Van den Broecke #117.

Condition: A

A nice impression on a bright sheet with an eagle watermark and minor professional repairs along the edges of the sheet.

Estimate: $600 - $750

Sold for: $700

Closed on 11/16/2022