Auction 145, Lot 565

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

Subject: Austria

Period: 1574 (circa)

Publication: Theatrum Orbis Terrarum

Color: Hand Color

Size:
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 with Latin text on verso.

References: Van den Broecke #105.

Condition: A

Wide, original margins with a slightly uneven impression at far right.

Estimate: $200 - $250

Sold for: $190

Closed on 6/12/2013

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