Catalog Archive
Auction 95, Lot 274

"Valentiae Regni, olim Contestanorum si Ptolimaeo, Edetanorum si Plinio Credimus Typus", Ortelius, Abraham

Subject: Spain

Period: 1584 (dated)

Publication: Theatrum Orbis Terrarum

Color: Black & White

19.3 x 13.6 inches
49 x 34.5 cm

A very graphic map of the ancient Kingdom of Valencia in Ortelius' strong engraving style with a stipple engraved sea and cursive lettering for 'Maris Mediterranei Pars'. Beautifully decorated with three elaborate, strapwork cartouches and two large ships. Latin text on verso with page number 19 indicating the map was published between 1601 and 1609.

References: Van den Broecke #30.

Condition: A

Crisp impression with a tiny spot of brown ink in cartouche, overall very good.

Estimate: $300 - $350

Sold for: $275

Closed on 6/13/2001