Jul 09, 2020 - Sale 2540

Sale 2540 - Lot 272

Price Realized: $ 4,500
?Final Price Realized includes Buyer’s Premium added to Hammer Price
Estimate: $ 4,000 - $ 6,000
ORTELIUS, ABRAHAM. Epitome Theatri Orteliani, Praecipuarum Orbis Regionum Delineationes, Minoribus Tabulis Expressas, Breuioribusque Declarationibus Illustratas, Continens. Title-page with engraved world map device and engraved armorial dedication on verso, engraved plate of Escorial, and 125 engraved maps with descriptive Latin text on versos. Two parts in one, oblong 8vo, 4 3/4x6 1/2 inches, contemporary vellum with expected aging but no major faults, later spine markings; contemporary ink signature to title, minor dampstain at upper inside corners appearing in scattered places, armorial dedication and map of Japan in old hand-color; bookplate of early 20th-century American radio pioneer Melville Eastham, Cambridge, Mass. Antwerp: Printed by Hendrik Swingen for Johann Baptist Vrients, 1601

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A lovely copy of the miniature world atlas of Ortelius.