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Auction 100, Lot 370

"Regni Bohemiae Descriptio", Ortelius, Abraham

Subject: Czech Republic

Period: 1579 (published)

Publication: Theatrum Orbis Terrarum

Color: Hand Color

20 x 13 inches
50.8 x 33 cm

Fine map with Prague near center. Boldly engraved in Ortelius' style with mountains and forests and hundreds of tiny villages. The map is based on the cartography of Johann Criginger 1521-1571. Two strapwork cartouches at bottom. Latin text on verso.

References: Van den Broecke #101.

Condition: A

Pair of tiny wormholes at neatline. Minor flaws in margin with margins slightly trimmed, but still more than adequate.

Estimate: $375 - $425

Sold for: $230

Closed on 9/12/2002