Theatrum Orbis Terrarum. Antwerp: Officina...
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Theatrum Orbis Terrarum. Antwerp: Officina Plantiniana, 1612 - Parergon; Sive Veteris Geographieae Tabulae, Editio Novissima, Cura et Studio Balthasaris Moreti - Nomenclator Ptolemaicus. Abraham Ortelius (1527-1598). 2 parts in one volume. Folio (18 2/8 x 11 4/8 inches). "Theatrum." (Allegorical title-page remargined, lacking A2). Engraved portrait of Ortelius by Phillip Galle, 128 double-page engraved maps, all with exceptionally fine original hand-colour in full (map "Territorium et civitas Bononiensis" contemporarily laid down, short closed tear to map of Persia). "Parergon" with fine engraved title-page and dedication leaf to Phillip IV, and 49 double-page engraved maps and plates, again with fine original hand-colour in full (some mainly marginal damp-staining towards the end of the book). Covers contemporary panelled calf, gilt, set into modern calf antique by Trevor Lloyd. Provenance: with very neat and brief contemporary Italian marginal annotations throughout exhorting a student to take note of pertinent passages. "The last of the Latin editions of the "Theatrum" and the most complete, too. It contains elaborate preliminary matter and an introduction to the cosmography by Michel Coignet, the "Parergon" and the "Nomenclator" (Koeman).Provenance: with Christie’s, June 9th, 2006, lot 157, $135,000. Published by Antwerp: Officina Plantiniana, 1612-1614