Auction 142, Lot 513

"Palatinatus Bavariae Descriptio Erhardo Reych Tirolense Auctore [on sheet with] Wirtenbergensis Ducatus Vera Descriptio. Tubingae Edita", Ortelius, Abraham

Subject: Southern Germany

Period: 1573 (published)

Publication: Theatrum Orbis Terrarum

Color: Hand Color

19.4 x 12.2 inches
49.3 x 31 cm

Two attractive maps on a folio sheet, each with their own strapwork cartouches, beautifully engraved by Frans Hogenberg. Both maps have charming pictorial depictions of cities and topography. Ortelius' map of Bayern (Bavariae) is based on the map by Erhart Reich. It is roughly centered on Amberg and extends to Nurnberg and Regensberg. The map of the Wurtemberg region (Wirtebergensis) is based on an anonymous map published in Tubingen in 1558. It is centered on Stuttgart and details the area between the Rhine and Danube rivers. Each map measures 9.5 x 12". Dutch text on verso.

References: Van den Broecke #111.

Condition: B+

Original color on watermarked paper with a small damp stain at center of sheet and some damp stains in blank margins that just touch map border in corners, with some resulting areas of paper weakness in blank margins.

Estimate: $150 - $200

Sold for: $100

Closed on 11/28/2012