"Silesiae Typus Descriptus et editus a Martino Heilwig Neisense, et Nobili viro Nicolao Rhedinger dedicatus Anno 1561", Ortelius, Abraham
Period: 1570-73 (published)
Publication: Theatrum Orbis Terrarum
Color: Hand Color
15 x 11 inches
38.1 x 27.9 cm
An early edition of Ortelius' first map of Silesia published between 1570 and 1573. It is based on a map by the Silesien cartographer Martin Helweg in 1561, and is beautifully engraved with large forests, mountain ranges, and a strapwork title cartouche and coat of arms. Latin text on verso.
References: Van den Broecke #102.
Faint damp stains in wide blank margins, else fine.