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Auction 164, Lot 566

"Prussiae Vera Descriptio. Per Gaspar. Henneberg. Erlichens.", Ortelius, Abraham

Subject: Eastern Europe, Poland

Period: 1603 (published)

Publication: Theatrum Orbis Terrarum

Color: Hand Color

18.3 x 14.4 inches
46.5 x 36.6 cm
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Superb map of the Prussian Empire, which is present day Poland, Lithuania and the Russian enclave of Kaliningrad (here Konigsperg). Ortelius based the map on the work of Caspar Henneberger (1576), and this is the second plate with the more elaborate title cartouche and two ships sailing in the stipple engraved sea. Latin text on verso.

References: Van den Broecke #157.1.

Condition: A

A dark impression on a clean, bright sheet with lovely color and gilt highlights in the title. There are professionally repaired centerfold separations confined to the top and bottom blank margins.

Estimate: $550 - $700

Sold for: $400

Closed on 9/13/2017