Auction 141, Lot 511

"Austriae Ducatus Chorographia, Wolfgango Lazio Auctore", Ortelius, Abraham

Subject: Austria

Period: 1573 (published)

Publication: Theatrum Orbis Terrarum

Color: Hand Color

18.2 x 13.3 inches
46.2 x 33.8 cm

This handsome map of Austria presents a distorted picture of the course of the rivers Drau, Mur, Gurk and Lavant with numerous spurious lakes. The rivers in the north are much more accurately represented. Oval title cartouche and scale of miles with dividers and a coat of arms adorn the sheet. This is the first state, published in the first Dutch edition in 1573.

References: Van den Broecke #105.

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. There is paper weakness in bottom corners caused by the water damage, not affecting map.

Estimate: $200 - $250

Sold for: $100

Closed on 9/5/2012