Auction 110, Lot 498

"Regni Bohemiae Descriptio", Ortelius, Abraham

Subject: Czech Republic

Period: 1606 (published)

Publication: Theatrum Orbis Terrarum

Color: Hand Color

20 x 13.2 inches
50.8 x 33.5 cm

Fine copper engraved 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. This is the scarce English edition.

References: Van den Broecke #101.

Condition: B

Beautiful impression and fine original coloring. On a sheet of thick hand laid paper with wide margins. Lightly toned along centerfold, else very good.

Estimate: $300 - $400

Sold for: $350

Closed on 3/2/2005