"Poictou", Ortelius, Abraham
Period: 1579 (published)
Publication: Theatrum Orbis Terrarum
Color: Hand Color
19.8 x 14 inches
50.3 x 35.6 cm
Beautifully decorated map of the region of western France based on a lost original map by Pierre Rogier. The cities of Sainetes, La Rochelle, Poictiers, Foutenay and Lymoges are prominent. The map is embellished with three very large strapwork cartouches. Latin text on verso.
References: van den Broecke #38.
Expert repair on bottom centerfold.