"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
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.
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.