Auction 98, Lot 309

"Saxoniae, Misniae, Thuringiae, Nova Exactissimaq. Descriptio", Ortelius, Abraham

Subject: Germany

Period: 1598 (published)

Publication: Theatro del Mondo

Color: Hand Color

4.1 x 3 inches
10.4 x 7.6 cm

Miniature map of Saxony and surrounding region from this Italian edition of the pocket atlas. The tiny map is filled with place names each symbolized by a tiny castle and colored in red. Includes a figurative title cartouche. On a full sheet with text below map and on verso.


Condition: B

Tiny bit of light foxing and remnants of hinge tape in top margin.

Estimate: $100 - $120

Sold for: $70

Closed on 3/6/2002