Auction 140, Lot 627

"Pomeraniae, Wandalicae Regionis, Typ. [on sheet with] Livoniae Nova Descriptio [and] Ducatus Oswieczensis, et Zatoriensis Descriptio", Ortelius, Abraham

Subject: Northeastern and Eastern Europe

Period: 1573 (circa)

Publication: Theatrum Orbis Terrarum

Color: Hand Color

19.5 x 15 inches
49.5 x 38.1 cm

Three fine maps of the Baltic and Polish regions printed on a single folio sheet. The top map features Pomerania and is based on the Peter Artopaus map published in 1550 by Sebastian Munster. The map of Livonia was drawn by Johannes Portantius and is believed to have been based on the lost maps of the region by Marcus Ambrosius and Caspar Henneberger. The map of Oswieczensis was drawn by the Polish cartographer Stanislav Porebski in 1563. Dutch text on verso.

References: Van den Broecke #158.

Condition: B+

Attractive old color on watermarked paper with light damp stains in the blank margins, barely entering map image at the corners.

Estimate: $400 - $500


Closed on 5/23/2012