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ORTELIUS, Abraham

Graecia Sophiani

Antwerp, 1579
350 x 500 mm., in fine modern wash colour with Latin text on the reverse.
Lovely depiction of ancient Greece and western Turkey and the Grecian islands based on the 1545 woodcut map by Nikolaus Sophianos. It is embellished with an architectural title cartouche flanked by two mythological figures, and a strapwork scale of miles. Latin text on verso. This is an example from its first year of issue. First published in the Additamentum of 1579 this example is from its inclusion of the Latin edition of the ‘Theatrum Orbis Terrarum’ published in the same year. Van den Broecke 215; Zacharakis, C. 1616.
Stock number: 3829

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