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Auction 92, Lot 293

"Salisburgensis Iurisdictio…", Ortelius, Abraham

Subject: Austria

Period: 1574-75 (published)

Publication: Theatrum Orbis Terrarum

Color: Hand Color

17 x 13.2 inches
43.2 x 33.5 cm
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This is the first of Ortelius's maps of the region surrounding Salzburg with the large inset bird's eye view of the city in the lower right quadrant. This plate was used for the editions between 1570 and 1595 and replaced with a much less decorative map for the later editions. It is a superb example of decorative cartography with the map appearing superimposed over the view. Beautifully colored.

References: Van den Broecke #107.

Condition: A+

Beautifully colored. Minor finger soil in margin corners, still fine.

Estimate: $850 - $950

Sold for: $600

Closed on 9/13/2000