Auction 115, Lot 532

"Regni Bohemiae Descriptio", Ortelius, Abraham

Subject: Czech Republic

Period: 1579 (published)

Publication: Theatrum Orbis Terrarum

Color: Hand Color

Size:
20 x 13.2 inches
50.8 x 33.5 cm

Fine map places Prague near center. Boldly engraved in Ortelius' style with mountains and forests and hundreds of tiny villages shown. The map is based on the cartography of Johann Criginger 1521-1571. Two strapwork cartouches decorate the bottom. Latin text on verso.

References: Van den Broecke #101.

Condition: A

Bit of light soil, mostly in blank margins. Old paper repair of centerfold in bottom blank margin.

Estimate: $450 - $500

Sold for: $550

Closed on 6/21/2006

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