Auction 142, Lot 509

"Mansfeldiae Comitatus Descriptio, auctore Tilemanno Stella Sig.", Ortelius, Abraham

Subject: Northern Germany

Period: 1573 (published)

Publication: Theatrum Orbis Terrarum

Color: Hand Color

16.9 x 14.5 inches
42.9 x 36.8 cm

Attractive regional map of Germany centers on Mansfeld and Eisleben with nice detail along the Wipper and Saale Rivers. The map is graphically engraved to illustrate the forests and marshes and filled with place names. The map is based on the cartography of Stella and Mellinger. Dutch text on verso.

References: Van den Broecke #94.

Condition: A

Original color on watermarked paper with wide margins. There are some damp stains and resulting areas of paper weakness in blank margins, not affecting map, with a short repaired tear in bottom right corner.

Estimate: $140 - $180

Sold for: $100

Closed on 11/28/2012