Auction 165, Lot 521

"Moraviae, quae olim Marcomannorum Sedes, Corographia, A.D. Paulo Fabritio Medico...", Ortelius, Abraham

Subject: Czech Republic

Period: 1598 (published)

Publication: Theatrum Orbis Terrarum

Color: Hand Color

Size:
18.7 x 14 inches
47.5 x 35.6 cm

This handsome map of Moravia is based on Paulus Fabritius' map of 1569, revised by Crato. The map is filled with detail of the cities, rivers, mountains, and forests and adorned with a large strapwork title cartouche, an interesting key in banner form, and a distance scale incorporating the coat of arms and dividers. This is the second state with French text on verso.

References: Van den Broecke #104.

Condition: B+

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

Estimate: $200 - $230

Sold for: $140

Closed on 11/15/2017

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