Auction 119, Lot 634

"Silesiae Typus Descriptus et editus a Martino Heilwig Neisense, et Nobili viro Nicolao Rhedinger dedicatus Anno 1561", Ortelius/Galle

Subject: Poland

Period: 1561 (dated)

Publication: Epitome du theatre

Color: Hand Color

4.3 x 3 inches
10.9 x 7.6 cm

Charming, miniature version of Ortelius' map based on the work of the Silesien cartographer Martin Helweg in 1561. The map centers on Breslau (Wroclaw) and the Odra River and includes Prague. A sweet cherub with a pet bird graces the title cartouche. French text on verso. Title at the top: Silesia.

References: King, 2nd edition p.140.

Condition: A

Lovely old color with a little oxidation.

Estimate: $110 - $140

Sold for: $75

Closed on 5/9/2007