Auction 96, Lot 344

"Transilvania", Ortelius, Abraham

Subject: Romania

Period: 1584 (published)

Publication: Theatrum Orbis Terrarum

Color: Hand Color

17.5 x 13 inches
44.5 x 33 cm

Handsome map vividly depicting the mountainous regions and the fertile river valleys. Three strapwork cartouches including one that credits Sambucus's map of 1566 as the basis of this map.

References: Van den Broecke #153.2.

Condition: B

Original color with slight oxidation of green. Margins soiled, centerfold separation closed with archival tape.

Estimate: $325 - $375

Sold for: $240

Closed on 9/12/2001