Auction 140, Lot 586

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

Subject: Germany

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.

Condition: A

Attractive old color on watermarked paper with light damp stains in blank margins. French manuscript writing on verso opposing the Dutch text.

Estimate: $275 - $350

Sold for: $200

Closed on 5/23/2012