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Auction 159, Lot 507

"Pomeraniae, Wandalicae Regionis, Typ. [on sheet with] Livoniae Nova Descriptio, Joanne Portantio Auctore [and] Ducatus Oswie Czensis, et Zatoriensis, Descriptio", Ortelius, Abraham

Subject: Eastern Europe & Baltic

Period: 1592 (published)

Publication: Theatrum Orbis Terrarum

Color: Hand Color

19.7 x 15.2 inches
50 x 38.6 cm
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Three fine maps of the Baltic and Polish regions printed on a single folio sheet. The top map features Pomerania and is based on the Peter Artopaus map published in 1550 by Sebastian Munster. The map of Livonia was drawn by Johannes Portantius and is believed to have been based on the lost maps of the region by Marcus Ambrosius and Caspar Henneberger. The map of Oswieczensis was drawn by the Polish cartographer Stanislav Porebski in 1563. Latin text on verso.

References: Van den Broecke #158.

Condition: A

A sharp impression with full original color on watermarked paper, a short tear in bottom blank margin, and minor toning along the centerfold.

Estimate: $300 - $375

Sold for: $200

Closed on 9/14/2016