"Insularum Aliquot Maris Mediterranei Descriptio", Ortelius, Abraham
Subject: Mediterranean Islands
Period: 1579 (published)
Publication: Theatrum Orbis Terrarum
Color: Hand Color
18.5 x 14 inches
47 x 35.6 cm
Splendid composite of six maps of the major islands in the Mediterranean; Sardinia, Sicily, Corfu, Djerba, Elba, and Malta. Each map is beautifully engraved and embellished with a variety of ships including a sinking ship off the coast of Malta where Saint Paul was supposed to have shipwrecked.
References: Van den Broecke #141.
Couple of minor stains in border.