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Auction 164, Lot 545

"Braunsuicensis, et Luneburgensis Ducatum Vera Delineat. [on sheet with] Norimberg. Agri, Fidissima Descrip.", Ortelius, Abraham

Subject: Northern & Southern Germany

Period: 1590 (dated)

Publication: Theatrum Orbis Terrarum

Color: Black & White

18.8 x 12.2 inches
47.8 x 31 cm

Two finely engraved maps, each within its own border. First is of the region around Nuremberg, the latter of the Brunwick-Luneburg area. Both with decorative strapwork cartouches and filled with detail. The 1559 four-sheet woodblock map by Jorg Nottelein is the model for the Nuremberg map. The latter is based on two of Mercator's maps from his Germaniae tabulae geographicae, published in 1585. Latin text on verso, published in 1603.

References: Van den Broecke #99.

Condition: B+

A dark impression with light toning, a few spots of foxing primarily confined to the blank margins, and damp stains along the edges of the sheet.

Estimate: $160 - $190

Sold for: $100

Closed on 9/13/2017