"Graecia, Sophiani", Ortelius, Abraham
Subject: Greece and Turkey
Period: 1580 (published)
Color: Hand Color
19.7 x 13.8 inches
50 x 35.1 cm
Lovely depiction of ancient Greece, western Turkey and the Grecian islands based on the 1545 woodcut map by Nikolaus Sophianos. It is embellished with an architectural title cartouche flanked by two mythological figures, and a strapwork scale of miles. Blank verso.
References: Van den Broecke #215.
Lightly toned with old color. Margins slightly trimmed, but still ample.