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Auction 100, Lot 366

"Austriae Ducatus Chorographia, Wolfgango Lazio Auctore", Ortelius, Abraham

Subject: Austria

Period: 1570-74 (published)

Publication: Theatrum Orbis Terrarum

Color: Hand Color

18.2 x 13.2 inches
46.2 x 33.5 cm

Handsome map of Austria presenting a distorted picture of the course of the rivers Drau, Mur, Gurk and Lavant with numerous spurious lakes. The rivers in the north are much more accurately represented. Oval title cartouche and scale of miles with calipers. Surrounded in a strong border and lovely original color. Latin text on verso.

References: Van den Broecke #105.

Condition: A+

Couple of insignificant spots in margins, still fine.

Estimate: $475 - $550

Sold for: $350

Closed on 9/12/2002