Auction 114, Lot 446

"Wirtenberg Ducatus Accurata descriptio; tn qua omnia eius Opida, Monasteria, pagi, nemora, flumina et rivuli abcuius nominus, disigentissime exprimuntur", Ortelius, Abraham

Subject: Germany

Period: 1579 (dated)

Publication: Theatrum Orbis Terrarum

Color: Hand Color

17.2 x 15 inches
43.7 x 38.1 cm

Extremely detailed map of the vicinity of Stuttgart. The map covers the densely populated region and extends to include Heilbronn, Ulm and Pforzheim. This map replaced a smaller map of Wirtenberg in Ortelius' atlas in 1579 and is credited to Georg Gadner. The title is enclosed in a large strapwork cartouche and two monkeys adorn the distance scale. Latin text on verso. Published in the 1579 Latin edition.

References: Van den Broecke #113.

Condition: A

Some foxing in margins with a couple of tiny spots in map, still overall very good.

Estimate: $350 - $425

Sold for: $850

Closed on 3/1/2006