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Abraham Ortelius:  Graecia Sophiani . . .

Maps of European Islands



Title: Graecia Sophiani . . .

Map Maker: Abraham Ortelius

Place / Date: Antwerp / 1581

Coloring: Hand Colored

Size: 19 x 14.5 inches

Condition: VG+

Price: SOLD

Inventory ID: 45936


Description:

Fine example of Ortelius' decorative map of Greece, Turkey and Asia Minor, with neighboring islands, from Ortelius' Theatrum Orbis Terrarum, the first modern atlas of the world.

The map is embellished by a decorative cartouche and scale of miles.  Based upon Nikolaus Sophianos' map of Greece around 1540 which was published by Johannes Oporinus in Basel in 1545 as an eight block woodcut map, and in 1552 as a four sheet engraved map.


References: Van den Broecke 215.


Related Categories:
Maps of Asia Minor
Maps of Greece
Maps of European Islands
Maps of Turkey

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