"Thraciae Veteris Typus", Ortelius, Abraham
Subject: Greece and Turkey
Period: 1595 (published)
Publication: Theatrum Orbis Terrarum
Color: Hand Color
18.7 x 14 inches
47.5 x 35.6 cm
Fabulous map of ancient Thrace based on Gastaldi's 1560 map of South East Europe, and on information from numerous ancient sources, specifically Herodotus, Plinius, Strabo, Appianus, Virgilius, Plutarchus, and Sidonius. Portions of the Black Sea, Sea of Marmara, and Thrakikon Pelagos, all stipple engraved, make this a very handsome map. Three decorative, strapwork cartouches. Latin text on verso.
References: Van den Broecke #214.
Old color including the decorative initial on verso. Couple of very faint spots, still very good.