Auction 114, Lot 482

"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: 1579 (published)

Publication: Theatrum Orbis Terrarum

Color: Hand Color

18.3 x 14 inches
46.5 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. Latin text on verso.

References: Van der Broecke #104.

Condition: A

Small spot of candle wax on verso that barely shows through on map.

Estimate: $300 - $375

Sold for: $325

Closed on 3/1/2006