"Saxoniae, Misniae, Thuringiae, Nova Exactissimaq Descriptio", Ortelius, Abraham
Period: 1573 (circa)
Publication: Theatrum Orbis Terrarum
Color: Hand Color
19.8 x 13.5 inches
50.3 x 34.3 cm
This handsome map covers Saxony and the surrounding region with great detail. It is embellished with a decorative title cartouche, a legend in scroll-style cartouche, distance scales and a decorative border. The map is filled with place names, each symbolized by a tiny castle. Dutch text on verso.
References: Van den Broecke #93.
Attractive old color on watermarked paper with light damp stains in blank margins. French manuscript writing on verso opposing the Dutch text.