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