"Transilvania", Ortelius, Abraham
Period: 1574 (circa)
Publication: Theatrum Orbis Terrarum
Color: Hand Color
17.3 x 12 inches
43.9 x 30.5 cm
This strongly engraved map of the fabled area in present-day Romania shows mountain ranges, forests and the fertile river valleys. It is decorated with three strapwork cartouches, including one that credits Sambucus' map of 1566 as the basis of this map. Latin text on verso.
References: Van den Broecke #153.2.
Some minor creases and light spots in blank margins, not affecting map.