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Lot 232: ORTELIUS, ABRAHAM. [Theatrum Orbis Terrarum.]

MAPS & ATLASES; NATURAL HISTORY; PLATE BOOKS

by Swann Auction Galleries

December 8, 2016

New York, NY, USA

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Description: ORTELIUS, ABRAHAM. [Theatrum Orbis Terrarum.] 40 (of 70) uncolored double-page engraved mapsheets, Latin text; lacking engraved title-page and maps 1-12, 31-34, 41, 46-47, 53, 56-64, 68. Folio, 17x11 1/2 inches, 18th century 1/2 calf over marbled boards, partially disbound, worn; maps with some surface soiling, each lightly discolored at centerfold from guards, occasional minor worming, map 18 (Germania) with loss of a large portion to the lower left corner, map 27 (Saxoniae) with a 2-inch marginal tear. Antwerp, 1575

Notes: Some maps presently included: Galliae Regni Potentiss * Flandria * Hollandiae Antiquorum * Daniae Regni Typus * Bavariae Olim Vindeliciae * Regni Neapolitani Verissima * Cyprus Insulae Nova Descript * Turcici Imperii Descriptio * Palestinae Sive Totius Terrae Promissionis. Full list available on request.

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