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Auction 168, Lot 505

"Turingiae Noviss. Descript. per Iohannem Mellinger Halens. [on sheet with] Misniae et Lusatiae Tabula, Descripta a M. Bartholemeo Sculteto Gorlit", Ortelius, Abraham

Subject: Central Germany

Period: 1598 (published)

Publication: Theatrum Orbis Terrarum

Color: Hand Color

18.4 x 11.5 inches
46.7 x 29.2 cm

Two attractive maps on a folio sheet, each with their own margins and cartouches. Both maps have charming pictorial depictions of cities and topography. The map of Thuringia is focused roughly on Erfurt (Erfurdt), between the Saale and Werra Rivers, and is adorned with a strapwork cartouche. Ortelius based this map on the cartography of Johann Mellinger. The map of Misnia is based on the cartography of M. Bartolemy Sculteto. It is centered on Meissen with Gorlitz at the top of the map and Leipzig at the bottom. The Elbe River runs across the map, ending at Prague. Each map measures 8.3 x 11.5". French text on verso.

References: Van den Broecke #96.

Condition: A

A nice impression with an old manuscript page number at bottom right, marginal soiling, and light toning along the edges of the sheet.

Estimate: $180 - $210


Closed on 6/6/2018