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Auction 91, Lot 212

"Europeam sive Celtican Veterem, sic describere conabar Abrahamus Ortelius",

Subject: Europe

Period: 1640 (circa)


Color: Hand Color

18.5 x 14 inches
47 x 35.6 cm

Splendid map of Europe in ancient times based on the Ortelius map of the same title. Based on classical sources such as Salustius, Plinius, Herodotus, Strabo and Dionysius. Strapwork title cartouche and scale of miles, a sailing ship and a sea monster decorate the map. Very attractive original color. A little creasing from mis-folding and one minor abrasion, overall fine.


Condition: A

Estimate: $500 - $600

Sold for: $375

Closed on 6/14/2000