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Auction 191, Lot 573

"Austriae Ducatus Chorographia, Wolfgango Lazio Auctore", Ortelius, Abraham

Subject: Austria

Period: 1571 (published)

Publication: Theatrum Orbis Terrarum

Color: Hand Color

18.3 x 13.4 inches
46.5 x 34 cm
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This handsome map of Austria presents a distorted picture of the course of the rivers Drau, Mur, Gurk and Lavant with numerous spurious lakes. The rivers in the north are much more accurately represented. Oval title cartouche and scale of miles with dividers and a coat of arms adorn the sheet. This is the second state with the addition of "Stubming fl." near the center of the map. Latin text on verso.

References: Van den Broecke #105.2.

Condition: A

A dark, early impression on a bright, watermarked sheet with marginal soiling and a small chip at top left. There are professional repairs to a centerfold separation in the top margin, two small worm holes in the image at top, and two larger worm holes in the bottom margin.

Estimate: $160 - $190

Sold for: $120

Closed on 2/8/2023