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Auction 105, Lot 404

"Saxoniae, Misniae, Thuringiae, Nova Exactissimaq Descriptio", Ortelius, Abraham

Subject: Germany - Saxony

Period: 1595 (circa)

Publication: Theatrum Orbis Terrarum

Color: Hand Color

19.8 x 13.5 inches
50.3 x 34.3 cm
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Handsome map covering Saxony and surrounding region with great detail. Embellished with a decorative title cartouche, legend in scroll-style cartouche, distance scales and a decorative border. Filled with place names each symbolized by a tiny castle and colored in red. From the 1595 or 1601 Latin edition.

References: Van Den Broecke #93.

Condition: A

Old repair of short split along centerfold. Beautiful coloring and impression.

Estimate: $300 - $400

Sold for: $275

Closed on 12/3/2003