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Auction 158, Lot 336

From the Only English Text Edition of Ortelius' Atlas

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

Subject: Austria

Period: 1606 (published)

Publication: Theatrum Orbis Terrarum

Color: Hand Color

19.1 x 13.9 inches
48.5 x 35.3 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. This example was included in the only English edition of Theatrum Orbis Terrarum, published in 1606, with English text on verso.

References: Van den Broecke #106.

Condition: B+

Full original color on watermarked paper with minor toning along the centerfold, a professionally repaired chip in right blank margin, and some creasing along the bottom edge of the sheet.

Estimate: $400 - $500


Closed on 6/22/2016