Auction 110, Lot 471

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

Subject: Germany

Period: 1612 (published)

Publication: Theatrum Orbis Terrarum

Color: Black & White

19.7 x 13.5 inches
50 x 34.3 cm

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. From the last Spanish edition, with crack in copper plate evident at lower left border.

References: Van den Broecke #93.

Condition: B

Toned on centerfold with a few small stains, printer's ink smug in lower left.

Estimate: $275 - $325


Closed on 3/2/2005