Auction 96, Lot 43

"Aevi Veteris, Typus Geographicus", Ortelius, Abraham

Subject: Ancient World

Period: 1590 (dated)

Publication: Parergon

Color: Hand Color

17.4 x 12.2 inches
44.2 x 31 cm

Beautifully engraved ancient world map depicting the area of the earth known in classic times. The map occupies the central section of a larger oval projection and extends as far east as Sumatra and south to Madagascar. The map is surrounded by a richly ornate border incorporating four small insets: Europe, Asia, Africa and America representing the "modern" world.

References: Shirley #176; Van den Broecke, 186.

Condition: B

Original color with slight oxidation. Darkened along centerfold.

Estimate: $1,100 - $1,200

Sold for: $700

Closed on 9/12/2001