Auction 116, Lot 582

"Austriae Ducatus Chorographia, Wolfgango Lazio Auctore", Ortelius, Abraham

Subject: Austria

Period: 1579 (published)

Publication: Theatrum Orbis Terrarum

Color: Hand Color

Size:
18.3 x 13.3 inches
46.5 x 33.8 cm

This handsome map of Austria presents a distorted picture of the course of the rivers Drau, Mur, Gurk and Lavant with numerous spurious lakes. The rivers in the north are much more accurately represented. Oval title cartouche and scale of miles with dividers and a coat of arms adorn the sheet. Latin text on verso.

References: Van den Broecke #105.

Condition: A

Uneven impression in border, else very good.

Estimate: $200 - $250

Sold for: $150

Closed on 9/20/2006

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