Lot 530 of 576:
Ortelius map of England and Wales 1573  

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Lot closed - Sold For (Includes Buyers Premium):$780
Estimate:
$500 - $800

Title:
Angliae Regni Florentissimi Nova Descriptio, Auctore Humfredo Lhuyd Denbygiense

Author:
Ortelius, Abraham

Place:
Antwerp

Publisher:

Date:
1573-

Description:

Copper-engraved map, hand-colored (possibly later). 38x47 cm. (15x18½").

The first publication, by Abraham Ortelius, of the Welsh historian and topographer Humphrey Lluyd's important map of England and Wales, improving on the Mercator-Ortelius outline, and with notable decorative features. The map appeared in the first supplement to Ortelius' atlas in 1573, and in subsequent editions of the atlas perhaps as late as 1612. It is not known the exact date of issue of the present map. Karrow 50/3.1; Shirley 98 et seq., Plate 25.


Lot Amendments

Condition:
Verso repair at lower central crease, mild soiling, very good, attractive.


 
Item number:
271923
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