Auction 108, Lot 416

"Mansfeldiae Comitatus Descriptio, auctore Tilemanno Stella Sig.", Ortelius, Abraham

Subject: Germany

Period: 1584 (published)

Publication: Theatrum Orbis Terrarum

Color: Black & White

16.8 x 14.5 inches
42.7 x 36.8 cm

This lovely map of the Duchy of Mansfeld is based on the Tilemann Stella map of 1561. This is the first state, finely engraved by Frans Hogenberg with mountains, forests, swamps, cities and villages. Title is in a picture frame-style cartouche. Latin text on verso.

References: Van den Broecke #94.

Condition: B

Couple of tiny wormholes and a small tear on fold.

Estimate: $300 - $350


Closed on 9/29/2004