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Auction 142, Lot 510

"Turingiae Noviss. Descript. per Iohannem Mellinger Halens [on sheet with] Misniae et Lusatiae Tabula Descripta a M. Bartholemeo Sculteto Gorlit", Ortelius, Abraham

Subject: Central Germany

Period: 1573 (published)

Publication: Theatrum Orbis Terrarum

Color: Hand Color

17.5 x 11.4 inches
44.5 x 29 cm
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Two attractive maps on a folio sheet, each with their own margins and cartouches. Both maps have charming pictorial depictions of cities and topography. The map of Thuringia is focused roughly on Erfurt (Erfurdt), between the Saale and Werra Rivers, and is adorned with a strapwork cartouche. Ortelius based this map on the cartography of Johann Mellinger. The map of Misnia is based on the cartography of M. Bartolemy Sculteto. It is centered on Meissen with Gorlitz at the top of the map and Leipzig at the bottom. The Elbe River runs across the map, ending at Prague. Each map measures 8.3 x 11.5". Dutch text on verso.

References: Van den Broecke #96.

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 along with two small worm holes in the bottom blank margin. French manuscript writing on verso opposing the Dutch text.

Estimate: $140 - $180


Closed on 11/28/2012