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Auction 165, Lot 517

"Silesiae Typus a Martino Helwigio Nissense Descriptus, et Nobili Doctoque, Viro Domino Nicolao Rhedingero Ded.", Ortelius, Abraham

Subject: Southern Poland

Period: 1598 (published)

Publication: Theatrum Orbis Terrarum

Color: Hand Color

16.5 x 13.6 inches
41.9 x 34.5 cm
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A nice example of Ortelius' second map of Silesia. It is based on a map by the Silesien cartographer Martin Helweg in 1561, and is beautifully engraved with large forests, mountain ranges, and a strapwork title cartouche and coat of arms. Wroclaw (Breslaw) is located near the center of the map and Krakow is at bottom right. French text on verso.

References: Van den Broecke #103.

Condition: A

A sharp impression on a clean, bright sheet bearing the horn watermark commonly found on Ortelius maps. There is light toning along the edges of the sheet and a manuscript page number below the neatline.

Estimate: $200 - $230

Sold for: $150

Closed on 11/15/2017