Auction 159, Lot 505

"Salisburgensis Iurisdictionis, Locorumque Vicinorum Vera Descriptio Auctore Marco Secznagel Salisburgense", Ortelius, Abraham

Subject: Northwestern Austria

Period: 1592 (published)

Publication: Theatrum Orbis Terrarum

Color: Hand Color

17.1 x 13.3 inches
43.4 x 33.8 cm

This unusual regional map is is oriented to the west and drawn as though on a parchment with its edges curling up to reveal a view of the city beneath it. The cartography is based on Marcus Secznagel. This is the first of Ortelius' maps of the region surrounding Salzburg with the large bird's-eye view of the city in the lower right quadrant. This plate was used for the editions between 1570 and 1595 and was replaced with a much less decorative map in the later editions. It is a superb example of decorative cartography. Latin text on verso.

References: Van den Broecke #107.

Condition: A

Full original color on watermarked paper with one tiny hole adjacent to centerfold at top of image and marginal soiling.

Estimate: $275 - $350


Closed on 9/14/2016