1588 ABRAHAM ORTELIUS HAND COLORED ATLAS MAP OF TUSCANY

1588 ABRAHAM ORTELIUS HAND COLORED ATLAS MAP OF TUSCANY

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  • 22 5/8′ x 17″
  • First Spanish Edition
  • Edition of just 300
  • Vivid Hand Coloring
  • Window Framed
  • VGC

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UP FOR YOUR CONSIDERATION- AUTHENTIC ORIGINAL 431 YEAR OLD 1588 ABRAHAM ORTELIUS

“THVSCIAE DESCRIPTIO AVCTORE ”

A BEAUTIFUL HAND COLORED ATLAS MAP EXTRACTED FROM HIS ATLAS  THEATRUM ORBIS TERRARUM.  FIRST SPANISH EDITION- A VERY SCARCE EXAMPLE OF AN EDITION OF JUST 300. PROPERLY FRAMED BETWEEN TWO PANES OF GLASS SO THE BACK MAY BE VIEWED THROUGH A WINDOW.

TITLE: THUSCIAE DESCRIPTIO AUCTORE

SUBJECT: TOSCANA (TUSCANY)

YEAR: 1588

CARTOGRAPHER: HIERONYMO BELLARMATO

PUBLISHER: ABRAHAM ORTELIUS

PLACE: ANTWERP

SCALE: 1:750,000

SHEET SIZE: 22 5/8 X 17 inches

IMAGE SIZE: 19 1/2 x 12 1/2 inches

FEATURES: Florence, Pisa, Lucca, Sienna, Rome, Perugia, Viterbo, Elba and Corsica islands and more.

ENGRAVING METHOD: copperplate on paper

COLOR: hand colored

VERSO: description of Toscana with a colored initial.

CENTERFOLD: intact, strong and unbroken

CONDITION: A-

REFERENCE: vdB 130, KOEMAN & MEURER 36, Karrow 1/49, vdKrogtAN: 7200:31A

NOTABLE BLEMISHES : light abrasion to lower framework of the cartouche and corresponding facing page, and in the centerfold just below the upper border- all without offense. Presents and displays well. Description on verso with an old small repair restoring a few words of the text in manuscript not affecting the recto.

Our Certificate of Authenticity is included.

 

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Weight 176 oz
Dimensions 36 × 30 × 3 in

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