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ORTELIUS, Abraham.

PERUSINI agri; exactissima novissimaque descriptio: auctore Egnatio Dante.

Published: Antwerp. c1584

Stock code: 53174

Price: £650

Sale Price: £390

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Based on Egnatio Dante’s 1580 Perugia map, engraved by Mario Cartaro. Decorated strapwork cartouche at lower right, scale at lower left and compass point at centre right, empty cartouche at top left. Published in Ortelius’ epic atlas the Theatrum Orbis Terrarum.

Copper engraving. Original colour. A little darkened but clean with good margins. Expert repairs to cracks. caused by verdi gris. Closed tear at lower margin, not affecting map.Very good condition. Size: 33.4 x 47 cm.

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