Auction 99, Lot 395

"Hungariae Descriptio, Wolfgango Lazio Auct.", Ortelius, Abraham

Subject: Hungary

Period: 1579 (circa)

Publication: Theatrum Orbis Terrarum

Color: Black & White

Size:
19.5 x 13.8 inches
49.5 x 35.1 cm

A handsome map of Hungary, eastern Transylvania and Bulgaria. Ortelius based this map on Wolfgang Lazius' 1556 five-sheet wall map. The map is densely engraved with rivers, lakes, mountains and hundreds of place names, each represented by a tiny castle and tiny animals fill the blank spaces. The title spans the top of the map in a strapwork cartouche. At bottom right is a large decorative cartouche containing the rules for Hungarian consonant pronunciation of the place names. French text on verso.

References: Van der Broecke #150.

Condition: A

Very fine impression with minor printer's crease near center. Short fold split in lower margin closed with archival tape.

Estimate: $450 - $500

Sold for: $325

Closed on 6/12/2002

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