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Lot nr:316
Book nr:31978
Author:ORTELIUS, Abraham
Title:Hispaniae veteris descriptio (1586)
Description:Elegant map (38 x 49.5 cm) in contemporary coloring of the Iberian peninsula depicting the region in ancient times. The map was based on modern information from Clusius' six-sheet map of 1571 with ancient knowledge from Strabo, Appianus, Bongarius, Livius, Valerius Maximus and Suetonius. The region of Gibraltar and Cadiz are included in an inset. The map is beautifully engraved with a stippled sea, strapwork cartouches and calligraphy. This is the second state with Latin text on verso
Note:Ref. Van den Broecke 193.2
Price:€280 - €360
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