"Regni Bohemiae Descriptio", Ortelius, Abraham
Subject: Czech Republic
Period: 1598 (published)
Publication: Theatrum Orbis Terrarum
Color: Hand Color
20.1 x 13.2 inches
51.1 x 33.5 cm
Based on the cartography of Johann Criginger (1521-1571), this fine map places Prague just north of center. It is boldly engraved in Ortelius' style; mountains and forests and hundreds of tiny villages are shown. Two sumptuous strapwork cartouches decorate the bottom. French text on verso.
References: Van den Broecke #101.
A dark 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.