Correspondence of Abraham Ortelius


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[003570] Sotheby & Co.; Ortelius, Abraham. Catalogue of the Highly Important Correspondence of Abraham Ortelius (1528-98) Together with Some Earlier and Later Letters, Presented By Ortelius’s Nephew, Jacob Cole, to the Dutch Church in London. London: Sotheby & Co., 1955. First Edition. 8vo. Paper Covers. Pamphlet. Good. [5], 6-32pp, original paper covers.

Slightly rubbed, with central vertical crease, a few pencil lines to text. With separate sheet noting the sale was sold as one lot to Dr. O. Fisher for £13,000. The unillustrated (2d) version of the catalogue, an illustrated version was also available (at 5s).

Includes letters by Erasmus, Durer, Mercator, and Hakluyt