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Auction 176, Lot 466

"Thietmarsiae, Holsaticae Regionis Partis Typus. Auctore Petro Boeckel [on sheet with] Prussiae Descriptio Ante Aliquot Annos ab Henrico Zellio Edita...", Ortelius, Abraham

Subject: Northern Germany & Kaliningrad

Period: 1581 (published)

Publication: Theatrum Orbis Terrarum

Color: Hand Color

17.3 x 12 inches
43.9 x 30.5 cm
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Two maps on a folio sheet, each with decorative cartouches and a ship or sea monster. The first covers the region known as Dietmarschen in Schleswig Holstein at the mouths of the Elbe and Eider rivers including Brunsbuttel and Meldorf. The cartouche attributes the map to Petrus Boeckel. The second map covers part of the Prussian Empire, which is the present-day Russian enclave of Kaliningrad (here Kunigsberg). Ortelius based this map on the work of Heinrich Zell. French text on verso.

References: Van den Broecke #88.

Condition: A

A nice impression on a bright sheet with a small heart watermark. There is a minor extraneous crease, an archivally repaired tear in the bottom blank margin, and damp stains along the edges of the sheet.

Estimate: $160 - $190


Closed on 2/12/2020