Auction 110, Lot 526

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

Subject: Balkans

Period: 1592 (published)

Publication: Theatrum Orbis Terrarum

Color: Hand Color

Size:
18 x 13.1 inches
45.7 x 33.3 cm

Latin 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 with oars extended and under full sail in Adriatic Sea, and some fancy script lettering, also in the Adriatic. State two with Latin text and page 88 on verso.

References: Van den Broecke #145.

Condition: A

Lovely impression and fine original coloring. A little over inking of blank areas and one light streak, still very good.

Estimate: $300 - $400

Sold for: $240

Closed on 3/2/2005

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