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Auction 190, Lot 447

"Saxoniae, Misniae, Thuringiae, Nova Exactissimaq Descriptio", Ortelius, Abraham

Subject: Eastern Germany

Period: 1571 (published)

Publication: Theatrum Orbis Terrarum

Color: Hand Color

19.9 x 13.6 inches
50.5 x 34.5 cm
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This is a handsome map covering Saxony and the surrounding region with great detail, centered approximately on Leipzig. The Elbe River flows northwest through the middle of the map, with Prague appearing just below the distance scale. It is embellished with a decorative title cartouche, legend in scroll-style cartouche, distance scales and a decorative border. Filled with place names each symbolized by a tiny castle. Latin text on verso.

References: Van den Broecke #93.

Condition: A

A crisp impression on a bright sheet with a caduceus watermark and a few minor professional repairs in the blank margins.

Estimate: $200 - $230


Closed on 11/16/2022