Auction 133, Lot 484

"Regni Bohemiae Descriptio", Ortelius, Abraham

Subject: Czech Republic

Period: 1579 (circa)

Publication: Theatrum Orbis Terrarum

Color: Hand Color

20.2 x 13.3 inches
51.3 x 33.8 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: B

Professionally remargined at left and backed with light Japanese tissue to repair the torn upper left corner and a couple of marginal tears.

Estimate: $300 - $375

Sold for: $200

Closed on 9/1/2010