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Auction 115, Lot 524

"Salisburgensis Iurisdictio…", Ortelius, Abraham

Subject: Austria

Period: 1579 (published)

Publication: Theatrum Orbis Terrarum

Color: Hand Color

17 x 13.2 inches
43.2 x 33.5 cm

This unusual regional map is drawn as though on a parchment with its edges curling up to reveal a view of the city beneath it. This is the first of Ortelius' maps of the region surrounding Salzburg with the large bird's eye view of the city in the lower right quadrant. This plate was used for the editions between 1570 and 1595 and was replaced with a much less decorative map for the later editions. It is a superb example of decorative cartography. Latin text on verso.

References: Van den Broecke #107.

Condition: A

Light soil and an old paper repair in blank margins.

Estimate: $500 - $600

Sold for: $350

Closed on 6/21/2006