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Auction 146, Lot 548

"Moraviae, quae olim Marcomannorum Sedes, Corographia...", Ortelius, Abraham

Subject: Czech Republic

Period: 1590 (circa)

Publication: Theatrum Orbis Terrarum

Color: Hand Color

18.7 x 14 inches
47.5 x 35.6 cm
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Handsome map of Moravia based on Paulus Fabritius' map of 1569, revised by Crato. The map is filled with detail of the cities, rivers, mountains and forests and adorned with a large strapwork title cartouche, an interesting key in banner form, and a distance scale incorporating the coat of arms and dividers. This is the second state with reworking on the upper cartouche, published after 1590. This example has no text on verso, which is quite rare.

References: Van den Broecke #104.

Condition: B+

On watermarked paper with light soiling, a bit of printer's ink residue, and a tiny centerfold separation in bottom blank margin that has been closed on verso with non-archival tape.

Estimate: $275 - $350

Sold for: $200

Closed on 9/4/2013