Auction 121, Lot 612

"Moraviae, quae olim Marcomannorum Sedes, Corographia, A D. Paulo Fabritio Medico et Mathematico Descripta; et a Generosis Moraviae Baronibus Quibusdam Correcta", Ortelius, Abraham

Subject: Czech Republic

Period: 1575 (published)

Publication: Theatrum Orbis Terrarum

Color: Black & White

18.5 x 14 inches
47 x 35.6 cm

Handsome map of Moravia based on Paulus Fabritius' map of 1569, revised by Crato. The map is filled with detail of the cities, rivers, mountains and forests and adorned with a large strapwork title cartouche, an interesting key in banner form, and a distance scale incorporating the coat of arms and dividers. Latin text on verso.

References: Van der Broecke #104.

Condition: A

A strong sheet with a good impression. There is a little toning with a very faint damp stain in the lower left. Original ample margins with a couple of small chips.

Estimate: $250 - $350

Sold for: $240

Closed on 9/26/2007