Auction 134, Lot 496

"Saxoniae, Misniae, Thuringiae, Nova Exactissimaq Descriptio", Ortelius, Abraham

Subject: Germany

Period: 1588 (published)

Publication: Theatrum Orbis Terrarum

Color: Hand Color

19.6 x 13.4 inches
49.8 x 34 cm

Handsome map covering Saxony and the surrounding region with great detail. Embellished with a decorative title cartouche, legend in scroll-style cartouche, distance scales and a decorative border. Filled with place names each symbolized by a tiny castle. Spanish text on verso.

References: Van den Broecke #93.

Condition: B+

Original color with faint toning and professional repairs on minor fold separations.

Estimate: $300 - $375


Closed on 12/1/2010