"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
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.
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.