Auction 161, Lot 572

"Regni Bohemiae Descriptio", Ortelius, Abraham

Subject: Czech Republic

Period: 1571 (published)

Publication: Theatrum Orbis Terrarum

Color: Hand Color

Size:
20.1 x 13.3 inches
51.1 x 33.8 cm

Based on the cartography of Johann Criginger (1521-1571), this fine map places Prague just north of center. It is boldly engraved in Ortelius' style; mountains and forests and hundreds of tiny villages are shown. Two sumptuous strapwork cartouches decorate the bottom. Latin text on verso.

References: Van den Broecke #101.

Condition: A

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

Estimate: $350 - $450

Sold for: $325

Closed on 2/8/2017

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