Auction 108, Lot 442

"Moraviae, quae olim Marcomannorum Sedes, Corographia, A D. Paulo Fabritio Medico et Mathematico Descripta; et a Generosis Moraviae Baronibus Quibusdam Correcta", Ortelius, Abraham

Subject: Czech Republic

Period: 1584 (published)

Publication: Theatrum Orbis Terrarum

Color: Black & White

18.5 x 14 inches
47 x 35.6 cm

Handsome map of Moravia based on Paulus Fabritius' map of 1569, revised by Crato. The map is filled with detail of the cities, rivers, mountains and forests and adorned with a large strapwork title cartouche, an interesting key in banner form, and a distance scale incorporating the coat of arms and dividers.

References: Van der Broecke #104

Condition: B

Plate ink residue and a bit of soil at bottom corners. Worm track infilled with good facsimile of a couple of letters.

Estimate: $250 - $300

Sold for: $220

Closed on 9/29/2004