Auction 122, Lot 597

"Austriae Descriptio", Ortelius/Galle

Subject: Austria

Period: 1588 (published)

Publication: Epitome du theatre

Color: Hand Color

4.3 x 3 inches
10.9 x 7.6 cm

A lovely miniature map with the Danube River valley and Pochlarn in the center. The tiny map is filled with place names, each symbolized by an engraved castle and colored in red. Includes a block style title cartouche and distance scale. French text on verso.

References: King (2nd Ed.) pp. 140-41.

Condition: A

Lovely original color. Faint smudge on right margin.

Estimate: $160 - $200


Closed on 12/5/2007