May 26, 2016 - Sale 2417

Sale 2417 - Lot 126

Price Realized: $ 4,000
?Final Price Realized includes Buyer’s Premium added to Hammer Price
Estimate: $ 6,000 - $ 9,000
ORTELIUS, ABRAHAM. Typus Orbis Terrarum. [Second plate, third state.] Double-page engraved world map. 330x480 mm plate size, ample margins, blank verso; original hand-color in full; three hard vertical creases through image, with two related old reinforcements on verso, two small holes in the southern continent. "Orbis Terrarum." in ink manuscript on verso. [Antwerp, circa 1580s]

Additional Details

Van den Broecke 2.3, describing this edition: "Since this map occurs in few editions, it is very rare."