"Daphne", Ortelius, Abraham
Period: 1612 (published)
Publication: Theatrum Orbis Terrarum, Parergon
Color: Hand Color
19.3 x 14.3 inches
49 x 36.3 cm
A lovely view of the Paradise Daphne, today's Harbiye and a suburb of Antioch (Antakya), created on the basis of classical sources, including Ammianus, Strabo and Philostratus. According to mythology, Apollo attempted to make the wood nymph Daphne his lover here. Latin text on verso
References: Van den Broecke #232.
Fine impression and superb color. Some damp stains that barely affect the top corners, and spots in the margins with linen hinge remnants on verso.