Auction 113, Lot 516

"Mansfeldiae Comitatus Descriptio, auctore Tilemanno Stella Sig.", Ortelius, Abraham

Subject: Germany

Period: 1575 (published)

Publication: Theatrum Orbis Terrarum

Color: Hand Color

17 x 15.5 inches
43.2 x 39.4 cm

This lovely map of the Duchy of Mansfeld is based on the Tilemann Stella map of 1561. This is the first state, finely engraved by Frans Hogenberg with mountains, forests, swamps, cities and villages. Title is in a picture frame-style cartouche. Latin text on verso with page number 28.

References: Van den Broecke #94.

Condition: B

Dark, early impression. Slight color bleed through on verso and lightly toned at centerfold, else very good.

Estimate: $200 - $250


Closed on 12/7/2005