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Auction 134, Lot 494

"Thietmarsiae, Holsaticae regionis Partis Typus [on sheet with] Rugiae, Usedomiae, et Iulinae, Wandalicarum Insularum Vera Descriptio", Ortelius, Abraham

Subject: Germany

Period: 1588 (published)

Publication: Theatrum Orbis Terrarum

Color: Hand Color

16.5 x 12 inches
41.9 x 30.5 cm
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A pair of nice maps on a folio sheet, each with their own margins and cartouches. Both have charming pictorial depictions of cities and topography. The map at left covers the region known as Dietmarschen in Schleswig Holstein at the mouths of the Elbe and Eider rivers including Brunsbuttel and Meldorf. The map is attributed to Petrus Boeckel in the block style cartouche. The map at right is oriented with east at top and focuses on Rugia and the adjacent coastline. It is based on a manuscript map sent to Ortelius in 1581 by Petrus von Edeling, who asked that he not be mentioned as the author of the map. Ortelius' Thietmarsiae was printed with two other maps in different editions of the Theatrum. This particular version differs from those mentioned by Van den Broecke, in that the map of Rugia retains the 1584 date and is from the Spanish edition of 1588.

References: cf Van den Broecke #89A

Condition: A

Good impressions with original color and minimal toning in margins.

Estimate: $300 - $375

Sold for: $180

Closed on 12/1/2010