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Johan Criginger (1521-1571)

Abrahamus Ortelius Antverpianus (1527-1598)

MAP OF BOHEMIA "REGNI BOHEMIAE DESCRIPTIO"

1568
Hand coloured copperplate, mounted on paper. Cartouche with title Regni Bohemiae descriptio and Bohemian lion with crown lower left, decorative plate with scale and text lower right: Bohemie longitudo latitudo´q par nam rotundam faciem ex circumiacientibus montibus accipit cui diametru trium dierum itinere expedito ab ßoluitur quoru montium que ad Septentrionalem plaga vergunt Sudete appelantur, ardui ßane ac precipites, vbi Gabrita filna ingens extenditur, qui montes cum alijs Danubio proximis vude Albis fl. feproripit in-coronam cocunt, quos vndiq profundißima memora latiffime occupant: Hercinia enim filua vninerfa Bohemiam comprehedit. Scala mi liarium Print area: 50,5x33 cm Total dimensions: 69x55,5 cm Framed, glazed. The map was published in the Atlas by Abraham Ortelius: Theatrum orbis terrarum.

Starting price: 2.900 CZK / 120 EUR
Hammer price: 5.500 CZK / 227 EUR

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