Auction 119, Lot 602

"Saxoniae, Misniae, Thuringiae, Nova Exactissimaq. Descriptio", Ortelius, Abraham

Subject: Germany

Period: 1588 (circa)

Publication: Epitome du theatre

Color: Hand Color

4.3 x 3 inches
10.9 x 7.6 cm

Attractive miniature map of Saxony and the surrounding region filled with minutely engraved place names, each symbolized by a tiny castle and colored in red. The map is decorated with a figural title cartouche. French text on verso. Title across top: Saxonia.

References: King, 2nd edition p.140.

Condition: A

Lovely original color and impression.

Estimate: $70 - $100


Closed on 5/9/2007