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Abraham Ortelius:  Insularum Aliquot Maris Mediterranei Descriptio [Sicily, Malta, Sardinia, Corfu, Elba and Zerbia]

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Title: Insularum Aliquot Maris Mediterranei Descriptio [Sicily, Malta, Sardinia, Corfu, Elba and Zerbia]

Map Maker: Abraham Ortelius

Place / Date: Antwerp / 1595

Coloring: Hand Colored

Size: 18.75 x 14 inches

Condition: VG+

Price: $795.00

Inventory ID: 31134


Description:

Fine old color example of Ortelius' maps of the islands of Sicily, Malta, Sardinia, Corfu, Elba and Zerbia, from the Ortelius' Theatrum Orbis Terrarum, the first modern Atlas of the World.

Includes a number of sailing ships, including a sinking vessel off Malta's coast, which is a reference to St. Paul's ship. Based upon maps by Lafreri and Jean Quintin.

The present example is without question the finest old color example we have seen for this map, with the verso also elegantly colored.


Condition Description: Fine old color. Old color on verso.


References: Van den Broecke 141.


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