"Regni Bohemiae Descriptio", Ortelius, Abraham
Subject: Czech Republic
Period: 1579 (published)
Publication: Theatrum Orbis Terrarum
Color: Hand Color
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.
Bit of light soil, mostly in blank margins. Old paper repair of centerfold in bottom blank margin.