Auction 139, Lot 477

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

Subject: Germany

Period: 1571 (published)

Publication: Theatrum Orbis Terrarum

Color: Black & White

19.8 x 13.5 inches
50.3 x 34.3 cm

This is a handsome map covering Saxony and the surrounding region with great detail. It is 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. Latin text on verso.

References: Van den Broecke #93.

Condition: B

Remargined at left with loss of neatline. This margin is partially loose, but still functional for framing. The centerfold has been reinforced with tissue on verso.

Estimate: $230 - $300


Closed on 2/15/2012