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Auction 94, Lot 330

"Hispalensis Conventus Delineatio Auctore Hieronymo Chiaves", Ortelius, Abraham

Subject: Spain

Period: 1579 (dated)

Publication: Theatrum Orbis Terrarum

Color: Hand Color

18 x 13.6 inches
45.7 x 34.5 cm
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Splendid map of Andulsia with Seville at center. Off the coast of Cadiz is the depiction of a sea battle between sailing and galley ships and the sea is filled with monsters. The map is beautifully engraved with mountains, forests and castles with each corner including a strapwork cartouche or compass rose. The map is based on Geronimo de Chaves' lost manuscript map. State 1 of the plate with Latin text on verso.

References: Van den Broecke #28.

Condition: A+

Superb old color and condition.

Estimate: $600 - $650

Sold for: $475

Closed on 3/7/2001