Rare Original 16th Century Hand Colored Double Page Copper Engraved Map(s) from from Theatrum Orbis Terrarium
16th Century double page engraved map(s) by ABRAHAM ORTELIUS entitled “Buchauiae siue Fuldensis Ditionis Typus” and “Waldeccensis Comitatus Descripto Accuratissima” dated 1574 and 1575
Description: A rare 16th Century double page engraved map(s) by ABRAHAM ORTELIUS (Flemish 1527-1598) | The left page map is entitled “Buchauiae siue Fuldensis Ditionis Typus,” and the right page map is entitled “Waldeccensis Comitatus Descripto Accuratissima,” each dated 1574 and 1575 respectively | Comprising a single folded hand colored copper engraved sheet, from “Theatrum Orbis Terrarium,” PARIS, 1584 (Latin Ed.) | Contributors: Wolfgang Regerwyl (active 1570-1590) and Joist Moers (c.1540-1625) (Engraver)| The Maps are of the district of Fulda (today in Hesse, Germany) and the county of Waldeck (today in Hesse and Lower Saxony, Germany), showing the principal towns and cities including Fulda, Waldeck, Korbach, and Neuhof | Framed and matted under glass | 20.75″ H x 26.75″ W.
The Diocese of Fulda (Latin Dioecesis Fuldensis) is a Roman Catholic diocese in the north of the German state of Hessen. It is a suffragan diocese of the Archdiocese of Paderborn. The bishop’s seat is in Fulda Cathedral. During the reign of Prince-abbot Balthasar von Dernbach (1570-1576 and 1602-1606), the region was the site of extensive witch-hunts with 300 witch-trials carried out in three years. This number made Fulda one of the central areas of the early-modern European witch-hunts.
The Principality of Waldeck was a state of the Holy Roman Empire and its successors from the late 12th century until 1929. In 1349 the county gained Imperial immediacy and in 1712 was raised to the rank of Principality. After the dissolution of the Holy Roman Empire in 1806 it was a constituent state of its successors: the Confederation of the Rhine, the German Confederation, the North German Confederation, the German Empire and, until 1929, the Weimar Republic. It comprised territories in present-day Hesse and Lower Saxony, (Germany).
Antwerpen Ortelius A 1575 – “Buchaviae, siue Fuldensis Ditionis Typus” und “Waldeccensis Comitatus Descriptio Accuratissima”. Altkol. Kupf.-Ktn. von W. Reckwill, 1574 u. J. Moers, 1575. Bei A. Ortelius, 1584. Zwei Karten auf 1 Blatt. 31,5:46,5 cm. V. d. Broecke Nr. 98a,b – lat. Ausg. 1584 – Zeigt das Bistum Fulda und das Fürstentum Waldeck. – Fulda mit ausgem. Rollwerkskart u. Windrose, Waldeck mit ausgem. floral. Rollwerkskart.
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