"Italia Gallica, Sive Gallia Cisalpina", Ortelius, Abraham
Period: 1595 (circa)
Publication: Theatrum Orbis Terrarum
Color: Hand Color
18 x 13.5 inches
45.7 x 34.3 cm
Handsome map of northern Italy showing the region during Roman times. The Roman road, Aurelia via Antonino, is shown along the southern coast and into the important marble quarry district. Ortelius based the map on classical sources including Livius, Ausonius, Tacitus, Cato, Linius, Polybius and Cassidore. Richly decorated with four strapwork cartouches. Blank verso.
References: Van den Broecke #206
Attractive old color with a couple insignificant spots. Expertly repair tear at right entering 1" into map, now nearly invisible.