Auction 116, Lot 561

"Thietmarsiae, Holsaticae Regionis Partis Typus [on sheet with] Prussiae Descriptio…", Ortelius, Abraham

Subject: Germany and Russia

Period: 1579 (published)

Publication: Theatrum Orbis Terrarum

Color: Hand Color

17 x 12 inches
43.2 x 30.5 cm

Two maps on a folio sheet, each with decorative cartouches and a ship or sea monster. First covers the region known as Dietmarschen in Schleswig Holstein at the mouths of the Elbe and Eider rivers including Brunsbuttel and Meldorf. The map is attributed to Petrus Boeckel in the block style cartouche. Second map covers part of the Prussian Empire, which is the present-day Russian enclave of Kaliningrad (here Kunigsberg). Ortelius based this map on the work of Heinrich Zell. Latin text on verso.

References: Van den Broecke #88.

Condition: A

Lightly even toning.

Estimate: $200 - $250

Sold for: $160

Closed on 9/20/2006