Auction 110, Lot 503

"Silesiae Typus Descriptus et editus a Martino Heilwig Neisense, et Nobili viro Nicolao Rhedinger dedicatus Anno 1561", Ortelius, Abraham

Subject: Poland

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.

Condition: A

Faint damp stains in wide blank margins, else fine.

Estimate: $350 - $400

Sold for: $300

Closed on 3/2/2005