"Italiae Novissima Descriptio Auctore Iacobo Castaldo Pedemontano", Ortelius, Abraham
Period: 1579 (published)
Publication: Theatrum Orbis Terrarum
Color: Hand Color
20.3 x 14 inches
51.6 x 35.6 cm
Superb map of Italy based on the cartography of Giacomo Gastaldi. It extends to include Corsica, with parts of Sardinia and Sicily, and the western coast of the Balkans to Corfu. The map is filled with detail of the topography and cities and features a vignette of Neptune and a mermaid companion, sea monsters, a variety of ships and decorative cartouches. Latin text on verso.
References: Van den Broecke #117.
Light soil in margins.