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Auction 92, Lot 292

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

Subject: Austria

Period: 1570-73 (published)

Publication: Theatrum Orbis Terrarum

Color: Hand Color

18.2 x 13.2 inches
46.2 x 33.5 cm

This is an early edition of the first of two maps of Austria by Ortelius. It is a handsome map with numerous spurious lakes and the course of the rivers Drau, Mur, Gurk and Lavant badly miss-drawn. The rivers in the north are much more accurately represented. Oval title cartouche and scale of miles with calipers. Surrounded in a strong border and muted original color.

References: Van den Broecke #105.

Condition: A

Estimate: $350 - $400

Sold for: $250

Closed on 9/13/2000