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Auction 115, Lot 572

"Schlavoniae, Croatiae, Carniae, Istriae, Bosniae, Finitimarumque Regionum Nova Descriptio, Auctore Augustino Hirsvogelio", Ortelius, Abraham

Subject: Balkans

Period: 1579 (published)

Publication: Theatrum Orbis Terrarum

Color: Hand Color

18 x 13 inches
45.7 x 33 cm

This is the first state of one of the first modern maps of the Balkans, present-day Slovenia, based on the cartography of Hirschvogel. There is good detail throughout with villages, cities, rivers, and forests. Unusual compass rose, banner title across bottom, and a finely rendered galley ship in Adriatic Sea make this an interesting rendering. Latin text on verso.

References: Van den Broecke #145.

Condition: A

Minor soil and light foxing in blank margins.

Estimate: $350 - $400

Sold for: $375

Closed on 6/21/2006