Bohemia. (Czech Rep) 1570-1612. By Abraham Ortelius
Published in the Theatrum Orbis Terrarum the worlds first true modern atlas.
Was issued threw the entire run of the atlas (1570-1612). Which was the most expensive book printed on any subject up to that time. Prague can be seen in the center. All major cities and towns included. Surrounded by forests and mountains. Beautiful title cartouche decorated with the coat of arms of a crowned lion on top.
Total published examples is 7300 estimated, estimated loose maps is 970. Which means today 13.3% have survived loose.
Size 21 1/2 x16 inches.
Original hand color, copper plate engraved.
Text on verso.
SKU: R#828 Category: MAPS