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Auction 160, Lot 558

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

Subject: Czech Republic

Period: 1592 (published)

Publication: Theatrum Orbis Terrarum

Color: Hand Color

18.5 x 13.9 inches
47 x 35.3 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 Latin text on verso.

References: Van den Broecke #104.

Condition: A

Full original color on paper with Ortelius' common crossed arrows watermark. Very minor color offsetting along the centerfold.

Estimate: $275 - $350

Sold for: $140

Closed on 11/16/2016