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Auction 96, Lot 1

"Abrahami Ortelii Theatri Orbis Terrarum Parergon sive Veteris Geographiae Tabulae", Ortelius, Abraham

Subject: Title Page

Period: 1574 (dated)


Color: Hand Color

10 x 15 inches
25.4 x 38.1 cm
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Lovely title page from Ortelius' supplemental atlas of the classical world. Beautifully engraved with a man holding a celestial globe on the left, a woman with a terrestrial globe on the right, and mythical figures above. The verso contains a full-page dedication engraving of Philip IV's (Spain) elaborate coat of arms.


Condition: A

Both side fully and beautifully colored. Minor damp stains in margins, not affecting image.

Estimate: $300 - $350

Sold for: $550

Closed on 9/12/2001