Auction 159, Lot 502

"Austriae Ducatus Chorographia, Wolfgango Lazio Auctore", Ortelius, Abraham

Subject: Austria

Period: 1592 (published)

Publication: Theatrum Orbis Terrarum

Color: Hand Color

18.3 x 13.3 inches
46.5 x 33.8 cm

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. Oval title cartouche and scale of miles with dividers and a coat of arms adorn the sheet. This is the third state with the addition of horizontal hatching in the lakes. Latin text on verso.

References: Van den Broecke #105.

Condition: A

Full original color on watermarked paper with minor toning.

Estimate: $180 - $210

Sold for: $120

Closed on 9/14/2016