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Auction 88, Lot 3

"Abrahami Ortelii Theatri Orbis Terrarum Parergon sive Veteris Geographiae Tabulae",

Subject: Title page

Period: 1624 (dated)


Color: Black & White

10 x 14.7 inches
25.4 x 37.3 cm
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Very uncommon title page from the last Latin edition of Ortelius' Parergon atlas. Beautifully engraved with a man holding a celestial globe on the left and a woman with a terrestrial globe on the right, and mythical figures above. The verso contains a full page engraving of Philipp IV's coat of arms. Includes the dedication page. A bit of surface soil and two tiny abrasions, else very good.


Condition: A

Estimate: $325 - $375

Sold for: $425

Closed on 10/2/1999