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Auction 104, Lot 450

"Westphaliae Totius, Finitimarumque Regionum Accurata Descriptio", Ortelius, Abraham

Subject: Germany

Period: 1579 (dated)


Color: Hand Color

19.5 x 13.5 inches
49.5 x 34.3 cm
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Very handsome chart of the region with three strapwork cartouches. Based on a manuscript map by Christian Sgroten that was made at the request of Philips II. From either the 1595 or 1601 Latin edition.

References: Van den Broecke #91.

Condition: B

Dark impression with wide margins. Color is a little mottled in some areas. A little weakness along centerfold, otherwise very good.

Estimate: $250 - $350

Sold for: $300

Closed on 9/10/2003