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By: Abraham Ortelius
Date: 1598 (published)
Publication: Theatrum Orbis Terrarum
Condition Code: B+
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Size: 18.2 x 13.2 inches
46.3 x 33.6 cm
This is one of the earliest modern maps of the Balkans, covering present-day Slovenia and part of Croatia. It is based on the cartography of Augustus Hirschvogel who drew on the work of Lazarus, Ziegler, and Apian. There is good detail throughout, with villages, cities, rivers, and forests. An unusual compass rose, banner title across bottom, and a finely rendered galley ship in the Adriatic Sea make this an interesting composition. French text on verso.
Condition Description: Watermarked paper with wide, original margins, all edges gilt, and a few spots of foxing.
Ref: Van den Broecke #145.