Auction 114, Lot 474

"Carinthiae Ducatus, et Goritiae Palatinatus, Wolf. Lazio auctore [on sheet with] Histriae tabula a Petro Coppo deferi [and] Zarae, et Sebenici Descriptio", Ortelius, Abraham

Subject: Southeastern Europe

Period: 1579 (published)

Publication: Theatrum Orbis Terrarum

Color: Hand Color

19 x 13 inches
48.3 x 33 cm

The folio sheet contains three maps. At left is a large map based on the cartography of Wolfgang Lazius. It is centered on Villach on the Drau River in the region bordering Austria and Slovenia. At top right is a detailed map of the Istria Peninsula and the Gulf of Trieste based on Petro Coppo's map of 1569. Below is a map of the region around Zara and Sebenico from an anonymous map first published by Paulo Forlani. The maps are minutely detailed with mountains, woods, rivers and lakes, cities, ancient ruins and even bridges. Latin text on verso.

References: Van den Broecke #143.

Condition: A

Light surface soil in margins and two tiny wormholes along centerfold, not affecting maps.

Estimate: $350 - $400

Sold for: $250

Closed on 3/1/2006