"Prussiae Vera Descriptio", Ortelius, Abraham
Subject: Northeastern Europe
Period: 1601--09 (published)
Publication: Theatrum Orbis Terrarum
Color: Hand Color
18.2 x 14.2 inches
46.2 x 36.1 cm
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 and two ships sailing in the stipple engraved sea. Latin text on verso.
References: Van den Broecke #157.
Sharp impression and lovely color. Light toning along centerfold, but overall very good.