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Auction 138, Lot 621

"Regni Bohemiae Descriptio", Ortelius, Abraham

Subject: Czech Republic

Period: 1570 (circa)

Publication: Theatrum Orbis Terrarum

Color: Black & White

20 x 13.3 inches
50.8 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

A thin strip that was cut along centerfold was expertly repaired. The sheet has been remargined on both sides and there is some light soiling and minor staining.

Estimate: $300 - $375


Closed on 12/7/2011