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Auction 115, Lot 489

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

Subject: Germany

Period: 1579 (published)

Publication: Theatrum Orbis Terrarum

Color: Hand Color

16.8 x 14.5 inches
42.7 x 36.8 cm

Attractive regional map of Germany, centers on Mansfeld and Eisleben with nice detail along the Wipper and Saale rivers. The map is graphically engraved to illustrate the forests and marshes and filled with place names. The map is based on the cartography of Stella and Mellinger.

References: Van den Broecke #94.

Condition: A

Overall very good with some light soil, mostly in blank margins. Old paper repair of bottom centerfold in blank margin.

Estimate: $200 - $275

Sold for: $150

Closed on 6/21/2006