Auction 159, Lot 494

"Moraviae, quae Olim Marcomannorum Sedes, Corographia...", Ortelius, Abraham

Subject: Czech Republic

Period: 1598 (published)

Publication: Theatrum Orbis Terrarum

Color: Black & White

18.6 x 14.1 inches
47.2 x 35.8 cm

This handsome map of Moravia is 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. This is the second state with French text on verso.

References: Van den Broecke #104.

Condition: B+

A dark impression on watermarked paper with light printer's ink residue and very minor offsetting and soiling. There is a hint of toning along the centerfold at bottom. Very nearly an "A" example.

Estimate: $200 - $230

Sold for: $160

Closed on 9/14/2016