"Thraciae Veteris Typus", Ortelius, Abraham
Subject: Greece and Turkey
Period: 1612 (published)
Publication: Theatrum Orbis Terrarum
Color: Hand Color
18.7 x 14 inches
47.5 x 35.6 cm
Handsome 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
Wide original margins. Short separation at top fold, not affecting map. Later color. Remnants of hinge tape on verso.