Auction 114, Lot 492

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

Subject: Balkans

Period: 1590 (dated)

Publication: Theatrum Orbis Terrarum

Color: Hand Color

17.8 x 13.8 inches
45.2 x 35.1 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. Published in circa 1612.

References: Van den Broecke #203.

Condition: B

Attractive original color. Backed with Japanese tissue to strengthen paper with corners of margins restored.

Estimate: $375 - $450

Sold for: $450

Closed on 3/1/2006