Auction 103, Lot 406

"Regni Bohemiae Descriptio", Ortelius, Abraham

Subject: Czech Republic

Period: 1575 (circa)

Publication: Theatrum Orbis Terrarum

Color: Hand Color

20 x 13.2 inches
50.8 x 33.5 cm

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

References: Van den Broecke #101.

Condition: A

Heavy paper with generous margins. Minor light foxing limited to margins. Strong later color with minor bleed through.

Estimate: $300 - $400

Sold for: $220

Closed on 6/11/2003