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Auction 94, Lot 226

"Prussiae Vera Descriptio", Ortelius, Abraham

Subject: Northeastern Europe

Period: 1598 (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. French text on verso.

References: Van den Broecke #157.

Condition: A+

Light damp stain in bottom margin, well away from image, overall very fine with splendid color.

Estimate: $700 - $800

Sold for: $500

Closed on 3/7/2001