"Silesiae Typus Descriptus et Editus a Martino Heilwig Neisense, et Nobili Viro Nicolao Rhedinger Dedicatus Anno 1561", Ortelius, Abraham
Subject: Southern Poland
Period: 1584 (published)
Publication: Theatrum Orbis Terrarum
Color: Hand Color
15.1 x 10.9 inches
38.4 x 27.7 cm
A nice example of Ortelius' first map of Silesia. It is based on a map by the Silesien cartographer Martin Helweg in 1561, and is beautifully engraved with large forests, mountain ranges, and a strapwork title cartouche and coat of arms. Wroclaw (Breslaw) is located near the center of the map and Krakow is at bottom right. Latin text on verso.
References: Van den Broecke #102.
A dark impression on a bright sheet with archivally repaired tears entering the image less than 2" at left and just into the map border at right.