Auction 126, Lot 598

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

Subject: Balkans

Period: 1601 (published)

Publication: Theatrum Orbis Terrarum

Color: Hand Color

18 x 13 inches
45.7 x 33 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. An unusual compass rose, banner title across bottom, and a finely rendered galley ship in Adriatic Sea make this an interesting rendering. Latin text on verso, page 92.

References: Van den Broecke #145.

Condition: A

Dark impression and lovely color with minor soil in blank margins.

Estimate: $450 - $550

Sold for: $275

Closed on 12/3/2008