Auction 128, Lot 698

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

Subject: Balkans

Period: 1573 (circa)

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 70.

References: Van den Broecke #145.

Condition: B+

Dark impression with wide original margins. There is a small group of worm holes at center near Klien and Dopliez.

Estimate: $375 - $450

Sold for: $350

Closed on 5/20/2009