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Abraham Ortelius:  Italiae Novissima Descriptio Auctore Jacobo Cataldo Pedemontano

Maps of Italy


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Title: Italiae Novissima Descriptio Auctore Jacobo Cataldo Pedemontano

Map Maker: Abraham Ortelius

Place / Date: Antwerp / 1601

Coloring: Hand Colored

Size: 20 x 14 inches

Condition: VG

Price: $1,200.00

Inventory ID: 50368


Description:

Decorative map of Italy from Ortelius' Theatrum Orbis Terrarum, the first modern Atlas of the World. 

In 1584, Ortelius revised his map of Italy.  The changes are primarily aesthetic, with more elaborate script lettering in the Adriatic and Mediterranean and a less scandalous example of Neptune and his female companion than the earlier edition, which showed them kissing. Both are based upon the cartography of Gastaldi. 


Condition Description: Old color, recently refreshed. Three-inch tear expertly repaired and hidden.


References: Van Den Broecke 118, 1603L4.


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