Auction 128, Lot 699

"Illyricum", Ortelius, Abraham

Subject: Balkans

Period: 1574 (circa)

Publication: Theatrum Orbis Terrarum

Color: Hand Color

18.8 x 14.3 inches
47.8 x 36.3 cm

Handsome map of the coastal region of Slovenia and Croatia based on the cartography of Johann Sambucus (1572) and Hirschvogel (1565). It is filled with mountains, forests and hundreds of tiny villages and decorated with a strapwork title cartouche. Latin text on verso.

References: Van den Broecke #144.

Condition: A+

Attractive old color and a nice impression.

Estimate: $350 - $425

Sold for: $400

Closed on 5/20/2009