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Auction 117, Lot 598

"Poloniae Descrip.", Ortelius/Galle

Subject: Eastern Europe - Poland

Period: 1588 (published)

Publication: Epitome du Theatre du Monde

Color: Hand Color

4.3 x 3 inches
10.9 x 7.6 cm

Fine miniature map based on Ortelius' folio map of the region. The map covers all of Poland plus extending into Lithuania and Russia in the north and to the Black Sea in the south. There is a surprising amount of detail considering the small scale of the map. French text on verso.


Condition: B

Original color with some oxidation of green reinforced with light Japanese tissue on verso.

Estimate: $120 - $160

Sold for: $90

Closed on 12/6/2006