Auction 123, Lot 602

"Schlavoniae, Croatiae, Carniae, Istriae, Bosniae, Finitimarumque Regionum Nova Descriptio, Auctore Augustino Hirsvogelio", Ortelius, Abraham

Subject: Balkans

Period: 1588 (published)

Publication: Theatrum Orbis Terrarum

Color: Hand Color

Size:
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.

Condition: A

A superb impression on a sheet with some minor repairs in the margin, not affecting the map.

Estimate: $400 - $550

Sold for: $475

Closed on 2/20/2008

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