Auction 111, Lot 511

"Pannoniae, et Illyrici Veteris Tabula", Ortelius, Abraham

Subject: Balkans

Period: 1624 (published)

Publication: Theatrum Orbis Terrarum

Color: Hand Color

18 x 14 inches
45.7 x 35.6 cm

Superb historical map of the Dalmatian coast from Italy to Greece. The map is based on Gastaldi's map of South East Europe (1560) and other information from ancient sources, specifically Plinius, Livius, Bonfinius, Dionus and Aurelius Victor. Decorated with three fine strapwork cartouches, and several ships sailing in the Adriatic Sea. Latin text on verso.

References: Van den Broecke #203.

Condition: A

Couple of minor tears in blank margins, well away from map.

Estimate: $600 - $650

Sold for: $450

Closed on 6/8/2005