"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
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.
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.