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Lot 0015
  • Title/Content of Map: Como-Romani-Friuli
  • Date Printed: 1574
  • Cartographer: Abraham Ortelius
  • Material/Medium: Hand color, thick paper. Latin text on verso. From the first modern atlas- the Theatrum Orbis Terrarum by Abraham Ortelius.
  • Size: 16.5 x 21 inches

    175 copies printed originally. Exceptionally few loose copies remaining. Common copies of this map from dealers start in the $500-range. More background: Ortelius’ map of Rome, Lake Como, and Friuli Title: "LARII LACVS VVLGO | COMENSIS DESCRIPTIO, | AVCT. PAVIO JOVIO. | Excurrit Larius a Meridie in Sep:|tentrionem, pronior tamen in Oriente". [A depiction of lake Larius, vulgarly called Como by Paulus Iovius. The river Larius runs from South to North, or rather to the East]. (Top left:) "Museum P. | Iouij | Vbi olim Pli:|nij platanus fuit | eius epistolis cele|brata|Vico". [The library of Paulus Iovius, where once stood the plane tree of Plinius, famous from his letters]. (From leading Ortelius scholar Marcel van den Broecke.)

    Abraham Ortelius (1527 - 1598) was a Flemish cartographer & geographer, celebrated as the creator of the first modern atlas, the Theatrum Orbis Terrarum (Theatre of the World). Ortelius' work, the Theatrum Orbis Terrarum, was the first uniformly sized, systematic collection of maps; this work can therefore be called the first atlas (although the term was not used until 20 years later by Mercator).

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    This lot starts at $1 and has no reserve as a courtesy so that collectors can determine the true market value on this authentic item.

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  • Condition

    Good condition, no holes, some tearing and staining at the margins. One of the most interesting features of this map is that there is religious poetry written in antiquity (in English) on the back by a former owner more than likely well over 150 years ago.

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    Ortelius Antique Map: Como-Romani-Friuli

    Estimate $300 - $400Feb 7, 2018