Lot 26
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Ortelius, Abraham

Estimate
40,000 - 60,000 GBP
Sold
43,750 GBP
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Description

  • Theatrum Orbis Terrarum. Antwerp: Christopher Plantin, 1579
  • Paper
First Latin edition printed by Plantin, 3 parts in one volume, folio (460 x 295mm.), engraved architectural title, engraved portrait of Ortelius, "Catalogus auctorum" with 120 names, 93 hand-coloured double-page engraved maps (52-56 bound out of order), later binding re-using panels from different period calf bindings, each cover with gilt and corner pieces, housed in custom clamshell box, browning and spotting, title remargined, some restoration

Literature

Koeman III, Ort 15A; Van der Krogt 31:021
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