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Auction 135, Lot 532

"Austriae Descriptio", Ortelius/Galle

Subject: Austria

Period: 1590 (published)

Publication: Epitome du theatre du Monde d'Abraham Ortelius

Color: Hand Color

4.2 x 3 inches
10.7 x 7.6 cm

A lovely miniature map featuring the Danube River valley with Pochlarn in the center. Locates all cities with small red icons, including Vienna. The tiny map is filled with place names, each symbolized by an engraved castle and colored in red. Includes a block style title cartouche and distance scale. French text on verso.

References: King (1st Ed.) p. 140.

Condition: A

Fine impression and original hand color on a sheet with full margins.

Estimate: $140 - $180


Closed on 2/16/2011