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Auction 158, Lot 333

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

Subject: Czech Republic

Period: 1588 (published)

Publication: Theatrum Orbis Terrarum

Color: Hand Color

18.6 x 14 inches
47.2 x 35.6 cm
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This is the first state of this 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. Spanish text on verso.

References: Van den Broecke #104.

Condition: B+

On watermarked paper with a couple spots at bottom and minor show-through of text on verso. There are a few chips and light soiling in the blank margins.

Estimate: $275 - $350

Sold for: $160

Closed on 6/22/2016