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Auction 93, Lot 260

"Prussiae Vera Descriptio", Ortelius, Abraham

Subject: Poland

Period: 1641 (published)

Publication: Theatrum Orbis Terrarum

Color: Hand Color

18.2 x 14.2 inches
46.2 x 36.1 cm
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Superb map of the Prussian Empire, which is present day Poland, Lithuania and the Russian enclave of Kaliningrad (here Konigsperg). Ortelius based the map on the work of Caspar Henneberger (1576), and this is the second version with the more elaborate title cartouche. Sharp impression and lovely color. Spanish text on verso.

References: Van den Broecke #157.

Condition: A+

Filled worm tracks in bottom margin, well away from image, overall very fine.

Estimate: $600 - $650

Sold for: $850

Closed on 12/6/2000