Catalog Archive
Auction 165, Lot 539

"Prussiae Vera Descriptio. Per Gaspar. Henneberg. Erlichens", Ortelius, Abraham

Subject: Eastern Europe, Poland

Period: 1598 (published)

Publication: Theatrum Orbis Terrarum

Color: Hand Color

18.6 x 14.4 inches
47.2 x 36.6 cm
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Superb map of the Prussian Empire, which is present day Poland, Lithuania and the Russian enclave of Kaliningrad (here Konigsperg). Ortelius based the map on the work of Caspar Henneberger (1576), and this is the second plate with the more elaborate title cartouche and two ships sailing in the stipple engraved sea. French text on verso.

References: Van den Broecke #157.1.

Condition: A

A sharp impression on a clean, bright sheet bearing the crossed arrows watermark commonly found on Ortelius maps. There are some faint spots along the centerfold at top and a faded manuscript page number below the neatline.

Estimate: $550 - $650

Sold for: $350

Closed on 11/15/2017