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Abraham Ortelius:  Italia Gallica, Sive Gallia Cisalpina, Ex conatibus Geographicis Abrah. Ortelij….

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Title: Italia Gallica, Sive Gallia Cisalpina, Ex conatibus Geographicis Abrah. Ortelij….

Map Maker: Abraham Ortelius

Place / Date: Antwerp / 1608

Coloring: Hand Colored

Size: 19.5 x 14.5 inches

Condition: VG+

Price: $575.00

Inventory ID: 32619bp


Description:

Decorative example of this fine map of Northern Italy and contiguous regions, extending from Venice on the Adriatic, to Pisa and Nice on the Mediterranean, to Lake Geneva in the west, and the Alps in the North, from Ortelius' Theatrum Orbis Terrarum, the first modern atlas of the world.

A nice dark impression. Engraved by Ortelius based upon ancient knowledge from Livius, Ausonius, Tacitus, Cato, Plinius, Polybius and Cassiodore. Four decorative cartouches. Gorgeous example in full color and nice wide margins.


References: Van Den Broecke 206.


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