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Auction 176, Lot 470

"Wirtenberg Ducatus Accurata Descriptio; tn qua Omnia eius Opida...", Ortelius, Abraham

Subject: Southwestern Germany

Period: 1581 (published)

Publication: Theatrum Orbis Terrarum

Color: Hand Color

17.3 x 15.1 inches
43.9 x 38.4 cm
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Extremely detailed map of the vicinity of Stuttgart, which is depicted at center. The map covers the densely populated region and extends to include Heilbronn, Ulm and Pforzheim. This map replaced a smaller map of Wirtenberg in Ortelius' atlas in 1579 and is credited to Georg Gadner. The title is enclosed in a large strapwork cartouche and two monkeys adorn the distance scale. French text on verso.

References: Van den Broecke #113.2.

Condition: A

A nice impression with an extraneous crease. Confined to the blank margins are light soiling, faint damp stains, and a couple of old, manuscript ink notations.

Estimate: $200 - $230

Sold for: $150

Closed on 2/12/2020