Auction 141, Lot 493

"Moraviae, Quae Olim Marcomannorum Sedes, Corographia, a D. Pavlo Fabritio Medico et Mathematico Descripta; et a Generosis Moraviae Baronibus Quibusdam Correcta", Ortelius, Abraham

Subject: Czech Republic

Period: 1573 (published)

Publication: Theatrum Orbis Terrarum

Color: Hand Color

18.5 x 14 inches
47 x 35.6 cm

Handsome map of Moravia based on Paulus Fabritius' map of 1569, revised by Crato. The map is filled with detail of the cities, rivers, mountains and forests and adorned with a large strapwork title cartouche, an interesting key in banner form, and a distance scale incorporating the coat of arms and dividers. Published in the first Dutch edition in 1573.

References: Van den Broecke #104.

Condition: B+

Original color on watermarked paper with wide, original margins. There are damp stains in blank margins, just entering map border in bottom corners, and a small, faint damp stain in center of map. There is some paper weakness in bottom corners of sheet, not affecting map.

Estimate: $275 - $350

Sold for: $160

Closed on 9/5/2012