"Prussiae Vera Descriptio. per Gaspar. Henneberg. Erlichens", Ortelius, Abraham
Subject: Eastern Europe, Poland
Period: 1598 (published)
Publication: Theatrum Orbis Terrarum
Color: Black & White
18.3 x 14.3 inches
46.5 x 36.3 cm
Superb map of the Prussian Empire, which is present day Poland, Lithuania and the Russian enclave of Kaliningrad (here Konigsperg). Ortelius based the map on the work of Caspar Henneberger (1576), and this is the second plate with the more elaborate title cartouche and two ships sailing in the stipple engraved sea. French text on verso.
References: Van den Broecke #157.1.
A dark impression on watermarked paper with wide, original margins, all edges gilt, and a few spots of foxing confined to blank margins.