Auction 128, Lot 642

"Mansfeldiae Comitatus Descriptio, auctore Tilemanno Stella Sig.", Ortelius, Abraham

Subject: Germany

Period: 1579 (published)

Publication: Theatrum Orbis Terrarum

Color: Hand Color

17 x 14.5 inches
43.2 x 36.8 cm

Attractive regional map of Germany centers on Mansfeld and Eisleben with nice detail along the Wipper and Saale Rivers. The map is graphically engraved to illustrate the forests and marshes and filled with place names. The map is based on the cartography of Stella and Mellinger. Latin text on verso.

References: Van den Broecke #94.

Condition: B+

Dark, early impression. Slight color bleed through on verso, apparent toning at centerfold, but it is just shadow from the backstrap and associated paste.

Estimate: $230 - $275


Closed on 5/20/2009