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Auction 168, Lot 508

"Franciae Orientalis (Vulgo Franckenlant) Descriptio, Auctore, Sebast. A Rotenhan [on sheet with] Monasteriensis et Osnaburgensis Episcopatus Descriptio. Auctore Godefrido Mascop Embricense", Ortelius, Abraham

Subject: Western Germany

Period: 1598 (published)

Publication: Theatrum Orbis Terrarum

Color: Hand Color

20.3 x 14.3 inches
51.6 x 36.3 cm

Two fine maps on a full folio sheet. The map of Franckenlant covers the Main River valley. The densely detailed map is oriented with north to the left and Frankfurt am Main is located at the bottom. The map was based on the cartography of Sebastian Rotenhan. The map of Monasteriensis illustrates the region of Lower Saxony and North Rhein-Westphalia with the cities of Meppen, Munster and Osnabruck. It was derived from a map made by Godfried Mascop and is adorned with a bold strapwork title cartouche. This is the first state, with French text on verso.

References: Van den Broecke #100.

Condition: A

A nice impression on watermarked paper with a small worm hole along the centerfold, marginal foxing, and an old manuscript page number at bottom right.

Estimate: $160 - $180

Sold for: $120

Closed on 6/6/2018