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Lot nr:937
Book nr:36084
Author:ORTELIUS, Abraham
Title:Epitome theatri Orteliani
Town:Antverpiae
Publisher:J.B. Vrintius (typis Henrici Swingenij)
Year:1601
Description:In-8 oblong (118 x 155 mm), [8], 110, [4], 13, [1] ff, ill. with a small globe on the title page, with 125 engraved maps and an engraved plate of the Escorial. Armorial plate on verso of title page. Tear along the platemark on Q3, a very nice copy. Manuscript ex libris on title page. Contemporary bound in full vellum, soiled, traces of closing ties
Note:Ref. Koeman Ortelius 58. With an armorial bookplate.
Latin pocket-size atlas of Ortelius' "Theatrum Orbis Terrarum" for the international market intended as a cheaper option for travellers and students. After the 1st ed. of the "Epitome" in 1588, Philips Galle whose "Speculum Orbis Terrarum" had not been very successful due to its inelegant engraving, gradually started replacing the copperplates. With only 10 old maps left, the majority of the maps in the improved 1601 edition belong to this series of newly engraved maps. After the death of Cornelis de Jode (1568-1600), Vrients bought the copperplates.
Price:€4500 - €6000
Sellingprice:€9000
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