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Auction 108, Lot 441

"Regni Bohemiae Descriptio", Ortelius, Abraham

Subject: Czech Republic

Period: 1584 (published)

Publication: Theatrum Orbis Terrarum

Color: Black & White

20 x 13.2 inches
50.8 x 33.5 cm
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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: B

Some worm tracks professionally infilled with a few lines of neat facsimile, nearly invisible now.

Estimate: $325 - $425

Sold for: $350

Closed on 9/29/2004