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Lot 0026
  • Title/Content of Map: Hennebergensis Ditionis – Hassiae Descriptio
  • Date Printed: 1592
  • Cartographer: Abraham Ortelius
  • Material/Medium: No color, strong impression, thick paper. Latin text on verso. From the first modern atlas- the Theatrum Orbis Terrarum by Abraham Ortelius.
  • Size: 18 x 22 inches

    300 copies printed originally. Very few loose copies remaining. Copies available for sale on line start at about $350. More background: Regional map of Germany. Title: HENNEBERGEN:|SIS DITIONIS. |"vera delineatio." "Cum | Priuilegio | decennali, | 1594." [A true depiction of the area of Henneberg With a ten year privilege .1594.]- HASSIAE | DESCRIP:|TIO, IOAN:|NE DRYAN:|DRO AVC:|TORE. [A depiction of Hessen by Johannes Dryander]. (Upper left:) "Cum Gratia, & | Priuilegio decen. | 1579." [With grace, and a ten year privilege .1579].

    Abraham Ortelius (1527 - 1598) was a Flemish cartographer & geographer, celebrated as the creator of the first modern atlas, the Theatrum Orbis Terrarum (Theatre of the World). Ortelius' work, the Theatrum Orbis Terrarum, was the first uniformly sized, systematic collection of maps; this work can therefore be called the first atlas (although the term was not used until 20 years later by Mercator).

    No Reserve:
    This lot starts at $1 and has no reserve as a courtesy so that collectors can determine the true market value on this authentic item.

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  • Location: This item ships from New York

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  • Condition

    Excellent condition, minor tears at the top margin.

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    • 15%

    Ortelius Antique Map: Hennebergensis Ditionis – Hassiae

    Estimate $150 - $250Feb 7, 2018