1601 Ortelius - Persici sive Sophorum Regni Typus

SOLD: Lovely 1601 Ortelius map of the Persian Empire

Title:

Persici sive Sophorum Regni Typus

Map maker:

Abraham Ortelius

Place and Year:

Antwerp, 1601

Dimensions:

35 x 49.7 cm (13¾ x 19½ in)

Technique:

Copperplate engraving

Coloring:

Hand colored

Condition Rating:

VG

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DETAILS

Map of the Persian Empire based in part on Gastaldi's 1564 map of Asia Minor and on Ortelius's own 1567 map of Asia. The map is filled with village and city names.

Verso Text: Dutch

CONDITION NOTES

Wear and some darkening along centerfold, some marginal staining and chips.

IDENTIFIER

NL-00120

REFERENCES

Broecke, Marcel Van den. Ortelius Atlas Maps: an illustrated guide, 2011, Ort167.

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