Auction 171, Lot 521

"Mansfeldiae Comitatus Descriptio. Auctore Tilemanno Stella Sig.", Ortelius, Abraham

Subject: Northern Germany

Period: 1598 (published)

Publication: Theatrum Orbis Terrarum

Color: Hand Color

17 x 14.6 inches
43.2 x 37.1 cm

Attractive regional map of Germany centers on Mansfeld and Eisleben with nice detail along the Wipper and Saale Rivers. Based on the cartography of Stella and Mellinger, the map is graphically engraved to illustrate the forests and marshes and filled with place names. Engraved by Franz Hogenberg. French text on verso.

References: Van den Broecke #94.

Condition: A

A dark impression on a bright sheet with a manuscript page number below the map at right and light toning along the edges of the sheet.

Estimate: $160 - $190

Sold for: $100

Closed on 2/6/2019