Auction 129, Lot 605

"Regni Bohemiae Descriptio", Ortelius, Abraham

Subject: Czech Republic

Period: 1592 (published)

Publication: Theatrum Orbis Terrarum

Color: Hand Color

20 x 13 inches
50.8 x 33 cm

Based on the cartography of Johann Criginger 1521-1571, this fine map places Prague near center. It is boldly engraved in Ortelius' style; mountains and forests and hundreds of tiny villages are shown. Two sumptuous strapwork cartouches decorate the bottom. Latin text on verso.

References: Van den Broecke #101.

Condition: A+

Estimate: $500 - $600

Sold for: $500

Closed on 9/23/2009