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Auction 161, Lot 561

"Thietmarsiae, Holsaticae Regionis Partis Typus... [on sheet with] Prussiae Descriptio Ante Aliquot Annon ab Henrico Zellio...", Ortelius, Abraham

Subject: Northern Germany & Kaliningrad

Period: 1571 (published)

Publication: Theatrum Orbis Terrarum

Color: Hand Color

17.4 x 12 inches
44.2 x 30.5 cm

Two maps on a folio sheet, each with decorative cartouches and a ship or sea monster. The first covers the region known as Dietmarschen in Schleswig Holstein at the mouths of the Elbe and Eider rivers including Brunsbuttel and Meldorf. The cartouche attributes the map to Petrus Boeckel. The second map covers part of the Prussian Empire, which is the present-day Russian enclave of Kaliningrad (here Kunigsberg). Ortelius based this map on the work of Heinrich Zell. Latin text on verso.

References: Van den Broecke #88.

Condition: A

A crisp, early impression on paper with Ortelius' common crossed arrows watermark and marginal soiling.

Estimate: $160 - $190

Sold for: $80

Closed on 2/8/2017