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Auction 174, Lot 520

"Moraviae, quae olim Marcomannorum Sedes, Corographia...", Ortelius, Abraham

Subject: Czech Republic

Period: 1581 (published)

Publication: Theatrum Orbis Terrarum

Color: Hand Color

18.6 x 14 inches
47.2 x 35.6 cm
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This handsome map of Moravia is based on Paulus Fabritius' map of 1569, revised by Crato. The map is filled with detail of the cities, rivers, mountains, and forests and adorned with a large strapwork title cartouche, an interesting key in banner form, and a distance scale incorporating the coat of arms and dividers. This is the first state with French text on verso.

References: Van den Broecke #104.

Condition: A

A nice impression with some show-through of text on verso and minor toning along the edges of the sheet.

Estimate: $275 - $350

Sold for: $200

Closed on 9/11/2019