Auction 111, Lot 489

"Daciarum Moesiarum Que, Vetus Descriptio", Ortelius, Abraham

Subject: Hungary

Period: 1595 (dated)

Publication: Theatrum Orbis Terrarum

Color: Black & White

18 x 14 inches
45.7 x 35.6 cm

A beautifully engraved map of ancient Hungary compiled by Ortelius from the works of Dionos, Stephanus, Horatius, Suidas, Flavius Vopiscus, Plinius and Strabo. A lovely map with fully engraved seas and a large, decorative cartouche. Latin text on verso, dated 1595 but published in 1603.

References: Van den Broecke #212.

Condition: A

Dark, crisp impression on thick paper with very wide, original margins. Near fine.

Estimate: $200 - $250

Sold for: $170

Closed on 6/8/2005