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Auction 146, Lot 534

"Brandeburgensis Marchae Descriptio", Ortelius, Abraham

Subject: Northeastern Germany

Period: 1588 (dated)

Publication: Theatrum Orbis Terrarum

Color: Black & White

19.6 x 14 inches
49.8 x 35.6 cm
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Great map of northeastern Germany and a bit of Poland centered on Berlin, and extending to include the cities of Frankfurt on the Oder River, Wittenberg, Dannenberg, and Szczecin (Stetin). The map is beautifully engraved to show the forests and is embellished with two strapwork cartouches and an elaborate border. French text on verso.

References: Van den Broecke #97.

Condition: B+

A dark impression on watermarked paper with wide, original margins and all edges gilt. There is some printer's ink residue and a hint of toning along centerfold.

Estimate: $230 - $275


Closed on 9/4/2013