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Lot 0030
  • Title/Content of Map: Regni Neapolitani Verissima Secundum Antiquorum
  • Date Printed: 1579
  • Cartographer: Abraham Ortelius
  • Material/Medium: No color. Latin text on verso. From the first modern atlas- the Theatrum Orbis Terrarum by Abraham Ortelius.
  • Size: 17 x 21.5 inches

    250 copies printed originally. Very few loose copies remaining. Similar copies from online dealers start at $700. More background: Southern half of the Italian peninsula showing the kingdom of Naples. Title: REGNI NEAPOLITANI VERISSI:|MA SECVNDVM ANTIQVORVM ET | RECENTIORVM TRADITIONEM DE:|SCRIPTIO, PYRRHO LIGORIO AVCT. [A very true representation of the kingdom of Naples in the tradition of the ancients and modern sources, by Pirro Ligorio]. (Lower left:) "Cum priuilegio." [With privilege]; (Middle right:) "Hic manna | colligitur". [Here manna is gathered]. (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).

    No Reserve:
    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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  • Location: This item ships from New York

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  • Condition

    Very good condition, two tiny wormholes along the centerfold and small brown spot, otherwise excellent. Seven lines of script (of Italian place names) written in an ancient hand under map description on back.

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    Ortelius Antique Map: Regni Neapolitani Verissima

    Estimate $400 - $600Feb 7, 2018