Sale 503 Lot 3
* ORTELIUS, Abraham (1527-1598)
Britannicarum Insularum Typus. Amsterdam, 1595 [but 1608].
Hand-colored engraved map, image 364 x 505 image (approximately 437 x 568 mm sheet) double glass frame (not examined out of frame). 3 decorative cartouches, galleons, Italian text signed "ix" on verso. (Small hole upper left, a few pale spots lower right.) First edition of this map printed with Italian text on verso. Engraved by Jan Wierix and made by Ortelius based on Mercator's 1564 map and showing Hadrian's Wall and the Wall of Pius. Shirley (BI to 1650) 186; van den Broecke Ort. 192
Estimate $ 800-1,000
Property from the Collection of David Haney, Peoria, Illinois