"Regni Bohemiae Descriptio", Ortelius, Abraham
Subject: Czech Republic
Period: 1592 (published)
Publication: Theatrum Orbis Terrarum
Color: Hand Color
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.
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.