"Pannoniae, et Illyrici veteris Tabula", Ortelius, Abraham
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.
Attractive original color. Backed with Japanese tissue to strengthen paper with corners of margins restored.