"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.
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.