Auction 165, Lot 522

"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.

Condition: A

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.

Estimate: $350 - $450

Sold for: $230

Closed on 11/15/2017