Auction 145, Lot 570

"Prussiae Vera Descriptio. per Gaspar. Henneberg. Erlichens", Ortelius, Abraham

Subject: Eastern Europe, Poland

Period: 1598 (published)

Publication: Theatrum Orbis Terrarum

Color: Black & White

Size:
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.

Condition: A

A dark impression on watermarked paper with wide, original margins, all edges gilt, and a few spots of foxing confined to blank margins.

Estimate: $450 - $550

Sold for: $325

Closed on 6/12/2013

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