Lot 604: Ortelius map of Greece 1575

PBA Galleries

PBA Galleries

2016-01-13 11:47:51

Lot 604: Author: Ortelius, Abraham; Title: Graeciae Universae Secundum Hodiernum Situm Neoterica Descriptio; Place Published: Antwerp; Publisher: N/A; Date Published: [c.1575]; Description: Copper-engraved map, hand-colored. 36x51 cm. (14 ¼x20")Richly colored map of Greece and surrounding islands, with a large sailing ship in the Adriatic. Based on Gastaldi's map of 1560. This is a later imprint with corrected scale bar numeral 80-90-100. English text on verso. Provenance: P.J. Radford, 1972. Condition: Faint crease through title cartouche that occurred during printing, tear at upper left margin affecting border, old tape repair on verso; 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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