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ORTELIUS, A. - HUNGARIAE DESCRIPTIO

ORTELIUS, A. - HUNGARIAE DESCRIPTIO
HUNGARIAE DESCRIPTIO - ORTELIUS, A.
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Title : HUNGARIAE DESCRIPTIO.
Map maker : ORTELIUS, A..
Date : Antwerp 1608.
Size : 13.4 x 20.1 inches. / 34.0 x 51.0 cm.
Colouring : Uncoloured as issue

Description :Ortelius' handsome map of Hungary, eastern Transylvania and Bulgaria. Highly detailed regional map with decorative cartouche, coat of arms and migratory animals in the middle of the map. From the 1607 Latin edition of Ortelius' Theatrum Orbis Terrarum, the first modern atlas of the World.
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.
Latin text verso, page signature 107. Publication: Theatrum Orbis Terrarum
Condition : Good condition strong impression


ID: 93205

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