Auction 117, Lot 560

"Franciae Orientalis (Vulgo Franckenlant) Descriptio, Auctore, Sebast. A Rotenhan [on sheet with] Monasteriensis et Osnaburgensis Episcopatus Descriptio", Ortelius, Abraham

Subject: Germany

Period: 1579 (published)

Publication: Theatrum Orbis Terrarum

Color: Hand Color

20 x 14.1 inches
50.8 x 35.8 cm

Two fine maps on a full folio sheet. The map of Franckenlant covers the Main River valley. The densely detailed map is oriented with north to the left and Frankfurt am Main is located at the bottom. The map was based on the cartography of Sebastian Rotenhan. The map of Monasteriensis illustrates the region of Lower Saxony and North Rhein-Westphalia with the cities of Meppen, Munster and Osnabruck. It was derived from a map made by Godfried Mascop and is adorned with a bold strapwork title cartouche. Latin text on verso.

References: Van den Broecke #100.

Condition: A

Pleasantly toned with some minor soil in margins. Printer's ink smudge at lower right.

Estimate: $140 - $180

Sold for: $100

Closed on 12/6/2006