Auction 111, Lot 491

"Moraviae, quae olim Marcomannorum Sedes, Corographia, A D. Paulo Fabritio Medico et Mathematico Descripta; et a Generosis Moraviae Baronibus Quibusdam Correcta", Ortelius, Abraham

Subject: Czech Republic

Period: 1598 (published)

Publication: Theatrum Orbis Terrarum

Color: Black & White

18.6 x 14 inches
47.2 x 35.6 cm

Handsome map of Moravia based on Paulus Fabritius' map of 1569, revised by Crato. The map is filled with detail of the cities, rivers, mountains and forests and adorned with a large strapwork title cartouche, an interesting key in banner form, and a distance scale incorporating the coat of arms and dividers. French text on verso.

References: Van der Broecke #104.

Condition: A

Lovely impression on thick paper with wide margins. Near fine less a little printer's ink residue.

Estimate: $300 - $350

Sold for: $230

Closed on 6/8/2005