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Auction 95, Lot 181

"Guastecan Reg.", Ortelius, Abraham

Subject: Mexico

Period: 1584 (circa)

Publication: Theatrum Orbis Terrarum

Color: Hand Color

8.8 x 6.9 inches
22.4 x 17.5 cm
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This small map has been trimmed from the folio map which contained this as well as a map of Florida and Peru. It depicts the Mexican coastline of the Gulf of Mexico including Tampico. Title cartouche features a bull.

References: Van den Broecke Ort-15; Burden #57.

Condition: B

Paper a bit weak with some old repairs of tears entering bottom border. Remnants of linen hinge tape on verso.

Estimate: $100 - $130

Sold for: $85

Closed on 6/13/2001