Auction 159, Lot 493

"Regni Bohemiae Descriptio", Ortelius, Abraham

Subject: Czech Republic

Period: 1592 (published)

Publication: Theatrum Orbis Terrarum

Color: Hand Color

Size:
19.9 x 13.1 inches
50.5 x 33.3 cm

Based on the cartography of Johann Criginger (1521-1571), this fine map places Prague just north of center. It is boldly engraved in Ortelius' style; mountains and forests and hundreds of tiny villages are shown. Two sumptuous strapwork cartouches decorate the bottom. Latin text on verso.

References: Van den Broecke #101.

Condition: A

Full original color on watermarked paper with marginal soiling and one tiny crack adjacent to centerfold at bottom that has been closed on verso with archival material.

Estimate: $350 - $450

Sold for: $325

Closed on 9/14/2016

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