Antique Map Auction Sale No. 115 - closed 6/21/2006
This unusual regional map is drawn as though on a parchment with its edges curling up to reveal a view of the city beneath it. This is the first of Ortelius' maps of the region surrounding Salzburg with the large bird's eye view of the city in the lower right quadrant. This plate was used for the editions between 1570 and 1595 and was replaced with a much less decorative map for the later editions. It is a superb example of decorative cartography. Latin text on verso.