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Auction 95, Lot 226

"Germaniae Veteris, typus", Ortelius, Abraham

Subject: Central Europe

Period: 1587 (dated)

Publication: Parergon

Color: Hand Color

18.3 x 14.2 inches
46.5 x 36.1 cm
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Second plate of Ortelius' map of ancient Germany. The region covered takes in all of central Europe from Belgium and France through Poland, to include northern Italy and Hungary. The map is based on the writing of classical authors such as Ptolemy, Caesar and Strabo. It is richly engraved and features four large strapwork cartouches. French text on verso, published 1595.

References: Van den Broecke #200.

Condition: A

Superb old color. Minor damp stain at paper edges and a bit of foxing in margins.

Estimate: $600 - $700

Sold for: $375

Closed on 6/13/2001