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Auction 101, Lot 365

"Schlavoniae, Croatiae, Carniae, Istriae, Bosniae, Finitimarumque Regionum Nova Descriptio, Auctore Augustino Hirsvogelio", Ortelius, Abraham

Subject: Balkans

Period: 1572 (circa)


Color: Black & White

18.3 x 13.3 inches
46.5 x 33.8 cm
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French edition of one of the first modern maps of the Balkans. Good detail throughout with villages, cities, rivers, and forests. Unusual compass rose, finely rendered galley ship in Adriatic Sea, and some fancy script lettering. State one with French text on verso.

References: Van den Broecke #145.

Condition: B

Crisp impression and wide margins. Light marginal tide marks just intruding into map and one small wormhole.

Estimate: $350 - $450

Sold for: $190

Closed on 12/4/2002