"Regni Bohemiae Descriptio", Ortelius, Abraham
Subject: Czech Republic
Period: 1595 (published)
Publication: Theatrum Orbis Terrarum
Color: Hand Color
20.1 x 13.3 inches
51.1 x 33.8 cm
Based on the cartography of Johann Criginger (1521-1571), this fine map places Prague just north of center. It is boldly engraved in Ortelius' style; mountains and forests and hundreds of tiny villages are shown. Two sumptuous strapwork cartouches decorate the bottom. Latin text on verso.
References: Van den Broecke #101.
A crisp impression on a sheet with the crossed arrows watermark commonly found on Ortelius maps and some light toning.