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Antique 16th C Map Of Marca Ancona Corsica by Abraham Ortelius

  • $ 80000

Antique original 16th C map of Senae urbis territorium / Marca anconae / Corsica from the book Theatrum Orbis Terrarum. Printed by Francis Hogenberg in 1573 at Antwerp the maps are tipped onto stubs at the centerfold. This map is of Corsica, part of Tuscany around Siena and the Ancona region by Abraham Ortelius. This richly engraved map is filled with topographical features and numerous cities. The cartouche contains text, and a coat of arms is displayed in the stipple engraved sea. Latin text on verso. There is also a hand drawn ink cartouche of a coat of arms presumably of the previous owner.

Part of a larger atlas book which was disbound and incomplete when found. This version contained 70 individual maps with 102 contributing cartographers to its catalogue auctorum. In the preface Ortelius credits Franciscus Hogenberg with engraving nearly all the maps. The 1573 Additamentum to the atlas is notable for containing Humphrey Llwyd's Cambriae Typus, the first map to show Wales on its own.

A great addition to your rare antique map collection.


Map unfolded measures viewer measures 16" tall by 20.75" wide and weighs 2oz.


In fair condition considering age and use. The paper shows signs of age and has staining and discoloration throughout particularly on the edges. There is some tape on the bottom edge (please see all pictures as they form part of the condition description).


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