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Auction 146, Lot 554

"Austriae Descrip. per Wolfgangum Lazium", Ortelius, Abraham

Subject: Austria

Period: 1598 (published)

Publication: Theatrum Orbis Terrarum

Color: Black & White

19.2 x 13.8 inches
48.8 x 35.1 cm
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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. Ortelius based this map on the cartography of Wolfgang Lazius. This is the second plate, updated with two strapwork cartouches. French text on verso.

References: Van den Broecke #106.

Condition: A

On watermarked paper with wide, original margins and all edges gilt. With minor printer's ink residue and a few light spots of foxing in the blank margins.

Estimate: $160 - $200

Sold for: $170

Closed on 9/4/2013