Lot 603: Ortelius map of Europe 1584

PBA Galleries

PBA Galleries

2016-01-13 11:47:52

Lot 603: Author: Ortelius, Abraham; Title: Europae; Place Published: Antwerp; Publisher: N/A; Date Published: 1584; Description: Copper-engraved map, hand-colored. 34.2x46 cm (13½x18 ¼").Richly-colored map of Europe, based partly on Mercator, with contributions by Magnus, Jenkinson, and Gastaldi. A ship sails in the stipple engraved ocean, below the title cartouche that features Europa riding a bull. The first edition was issued in 1570, this 1584 edition is identified by the absence of "Cum p[riuilegio" in lower right and the addition of a narrow ornamental border. Condition: Some toning to paper, wear along centerfold, several verso tape repairs including at lower centerfold; very good. PBA Galleries' Sale 578: Americana, Travel/Exploration, Cartography, African/Asian Americana and Directories Thursday, 28th January 2016 Estimate: $500-800
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