"Schlavoniae, Croatiae, Carniae, Istriae, Bosniae, Finitimarumque Regionum Nova Descriptio, Auctore Augustino Hirsvogelio", Ortelius, Abraham
Period: 1574 (circa)
Publication: Theatrum Orbis Terrarum
Color: Hand Color
18 x 13 inches
45.7 x 33 cm
This is the first state of one of the earliest modern maps of the Balkans, present-day Slovenia, based on the cartography of Hirschvogel. There is good detail throughout, with villages, cities, rivers, and forests. Unusual compass rose, banner title across bottom, and a finely rendered galley ship in the Adriatic Sea make this an interesting composition. Latin text on verso.
References: Van den Broecke #145.
Fine original color with minor toning in wide original margins. The impression is a bit uneven at corner neatlines.