"Agri Cremonensis Typus", Ortelius, Abraham
Period: 1579 (dated)
Publication: Theatrum Orbis Terrarum
Color: Hand Color
19.3 x 13.4 inches
49 x 34 cm
Splendid map of the region in the Northern Italy with the city of Cremona near the center. The map is based on the 1571 map of Antonio Campi. The most striking feature of the map is the huge inset of essentially the same region based on a map by Forlani. The inset is presented in an elaborate strapwork cartouche with three other cartouches at bottom. Latin text on verso. Published in the 1579 Latin edition.
References: Van den Broecke #127.
Overall very good with a bit of light soil in map and one tiny spot of candle wax.