Sale 21BP03 | Lot 90


Catalogue: Rare Books, Autographs & Maps

Lot Details

Lot 90
Antwerp: circa 1579. Engraved map with hand-coloring. Latin text on verso. Neatlines 13 1/2 x 18 1/4 inches (34.5 x 46 cm) with wider margins; matted and framed. The center fold strengthened and a tear from the upper margin near the center repaired on verso, a few stray spots and soiling to margins under mat.

Ortelius finely engraved map of Europe, based on Mercator's 1554 map. To the east, the map extends to Iceland, a portion of Greenland is shown as is a tiny part of Labrador. An early impression with the crossed-arrows watermark. The map was published in a circa 1575 Latin edition of Ortelius' Theatrum Orbis Terrarum, considered the first modern atlas.

Estimate: $800 - $1,200
Sold for $693 (includes buyer's premium)

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Estimate: $800 - $1,200
Sold for $693 (includes buyer's premium)

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Rare Books, Autographs & Maps

Thu, Dec 09, 2021 at 10am EST