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ORTELIUS, Abraham.

Saxoniae Misniae, Thuringiae, Nova Exactissimaq[ve] Descriptio.

Published: Antwerp. c1585

Stock code: 52380

Price: £450

Sale Price: £180

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Very attractive map, with ornamented cartouche and border.Three scales. The map was criticised by Hiob van Magdeburg at an early stage but survived through all editions of the Ortelius’s landmark atlas. Published in the landmark work by Abraham Ortelius, The Theatrum Orbis Terrarum.

Copper engraving. Original colour. The map itself is in good condition.V shaped water mark at top centrefold, affecting margin and extending 25 mm. on to map, tiny hole at top edge of centre fold. Expert repairs, near invisible from the front, on left hand margin and lower left hand corner, faint watermarks on lower edge. Size: 50 x 34 cm.

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