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Auction 95, Lot 301

"Persici Sive Sophorum Regni Typus", Ortelius, Abraham

Subject: Iran

Period: 1580 (published)

Publication: Theatrum Orbis Terrarum

Color: Hand Color

19.6 x 13.8 inches
49.8 x 35.1 cm
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A fine and detailed map of the Persian Empire. Ortelius based the map in part on Gastaldi's 1564 map of Asia Minor and on his own 1567 Asia map. The map is filled with village and city names. Large strapwork title cartouche and a distance scale surmounted by a strange bestiary creature. German text on verso.

References: Vanden Broecke #167.

Condition: B

Old repair on bottom centerfold, crudely filling a small worm hole, else very good with a nice impression and slightly faded original color.

Estimate: $450 - $500

Sold for: $325

Closed on 6/13/2001