Auction 97, Lot 406

"Persici Sive Sophorum Regni Typus", Ortelius, Abraham

Subject: Persia

Period: 1592 (published)

Publication: Theatrum Orbis Terrarum

Color: Hand Color

19.6 x 13.8 inches
49.8 x 35.1 cm

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. Latin text and page number 103 on verso.

References: Van den Broecke #167.

Condition: A

Superb impression and color. Tiny wormhole at centerfold.

Estimate: $500 - $600

Sold for: $375

Closed on 12/5/2001