"Tusciae Antiquae Typus", Ortelius, Abraham
Period: 1584 (dated)
Publication: Theatrum Orbis Terrarum
Color: Hand Color
19 x 12.5 inches
48.3 x 31.8 cm
Stunning map of ancient Tuscany based on Bellarmati's map supplemented by classical sources. Includes numerous small islands off the coast, as well as a bit of northern Corsica. Adorned with three strapwork cartouches and a westward sailing ship. This is the first of two plates, published in 1584. German text on verso.
References: Van den Broecke #207.
Minor printer's creases. Small hole in blank margin, not affecting map. Small abrasion affecting right neatline.