"Regni Bohemiae Descriptio", Ortelius, Abraham
Subject: Czech Republic
Period: 1581 (published)
Publication: Theatrum Orbis Terrarum
Color: Hand Color
19.9 x 13.2 inches
50.5 x 33.5 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. French text on verso.
References: Van den Broecke #101.
A nice impression with an extraneous crease adjacent to the centerfold, a tiny worm hole at top, and marginal soiling. There are a couple of old manuscript ink notations just outside the map image.