Auction 159, Lot 492

"Silesiae Typus Descriptus et Editus a Martino Heilwig Neisense, et Nobili Viro Nicolao Rhedinger Dedicatus Anno 1561", Ortelius, Abraham

Subject: Southern Poland

Period: 1592 (published)

Publication: Theatrum Orbis Terrarum

Color: Hand Color

Size:
15.2 x 11 inches
38.6 x 27.9 cm

A nice example of Ortelius' first map of Silesia. It is based on a map by the Silesien cartographer Martin Helweg in 1561, and is beautifully engraved with large forests, mountain ranges, and a strapwork title cartouche and coat of arms. Wroclaw (Breslaw) is located near the center of the map and Krakow is at bottom right. Latin text on verso.

References: Van den Broecke #102.

Condition: B+

Full original color on watermarked paper with light toning.

Estimate: $275 - $350

Sold for: $180

Closed on 9/14/2016

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