"Schlavoniae, Croatiae, Carniae, Istriae, Bosniae, Finitimarumque Regionum Nova Descriptio, Auctore Augustino Hirsvogelio", Ortelius, Abraham
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.
Minor soil and light foxing in blank margins.