Catalog Archive
Auction 191, Lot 498

"Prussiae Regionis Sarmatiae Europeae Nobiliss. Vera et Nova Descriptio...", Ortelius, Abraham

Subject: Baltic

Period: 1584 (dated)

Publication: Theatrum Orbis Terrarum

Color: Hand Color

16.9 x 14.3 inches
42.9 x 36.3 cm
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Superb map of the Prussian Empire, which includes present-day Poland, Lithuania and the Russian enclave of Kaliningrad (here Konigsperg). Ortelius based the map on the work of Caspar Henneberger (1576). This is the less common first plate with a ship sailing to the bottom right of the title cartouche and a different title, which appeared in editions from 1584-92. German text on verso, published in 1584.

References: Van den Broecke #156.

Condition: A

Full contemporary color on a watermarked sheet with a printer's crease at bottom right, a short centerfold separation at bottom, and marginal soiling.

Estimate: $475 - $600

Sold for: $300

Closed on 2/8/2023