"Schlavoniae, Croatiae, Carniae, Istriae, Bosniae, Finitimarumque Regionum Nova Descriptio, Auctore Augustino Hirsvogelio", Ortelius, Abraham
Period: 1588 (published)
Publication: Theatrum Orbis Terrarum
Color: Hand Color
18.5 x 13.3 inches
47 x 33.8 cm
This is one of the first modern maps of the Balkans and 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. Second state, from a Spanish edition of the Theatrum published in 1588, as evidenced by the page number 81 on verso.
References: Van den Broecke #145.2.
A superb impression on a sheet with some minor repairs in the margin, not affecting the map.