Two 16th century engravings: miniature copper engraving of Bohemia by Ortelius, a 16th century woodcut with a view of the city of Prague.
1. Regni Bohemiae Descriptio (1592)
Size: 8 × 11 cm.
Condition: very good. Uniform light tanning due to its age. Wide margins. Complete colouring, possibly from after its publication. Text is in Italian.
Copper engraving of the Bohemia with Prague in the centre, published in "Theatro d'Abrahamo Ortelio Ridotto in forma picola". Published by Ph. Galle after a map by A. Ortelius and printed by Chr. Plantijn in Antwerp in 1592.
2. Beschreibung der Statt Prag... (1578)
Size: 12.4 x 15.6 cm on full page of 33.4 x 19.8 cm.
Condition: very good. Some light tanning due to age and some spots at the top edge of the page, otherwise very clean and fresh print. Hand-coloured (possibly old). Text is in German. On the back there is another engraving with heretics on the stake.
Beautifully coloured city map of the city of Prague from a German edition of 1578 by the famous work of Sebastian Münster ‘Cosmographia’, published in Basel by H. Petri. On the back there is a smaller image of heretics on the stake.
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