Auction 93, Lot 47

"Aevi Veteris, Typus Geographicus", Ortelius, Abraham

Subject: Ancient World

Period: 1590 (dated)

Publication: Parergon

Color: Hand Color

17.4 x 12.2 inches
44.2 x 31 cm

Crisply engraved ancient world map depicting the area of the earth known in classic times. The map occupies the central section of a larger oval projection and extends as far east as Sumatra and south to Madagascar. The map is surrounded by a richly ornate border incorporating four small insets: Europe, Asia, Africa and America representing the "modern" world. Latin text on verso, with "A" pagination indicating this is from the 1595 edition. RESERVE $850

References: Shirley #176; Van den Broecke #186.

Condition: A

Superb color with faint toning along centerfold, still very good condition.

Estimate: $1,000 - $1,200

Sold for: $1,100

Closed on 12/6/2000