"Pedemontanae Vicinorumque Regionum Auctore Iacobo Castaldo Descrip", Ortelius, Abraham
Period: 1590 (circa)
Publication: Theatrum Orbis Terrarum
Color: Hand Color
19.3 x 14.5 inches
49 x 36.8 cm
Ortelius based his map of the Piedmont region on the cartography of Giacomo Gastaldi. Milan is in the upper right corner and Monaco is at lower left. The map is a great illustration of the mountainous countryside and is filled with information including even the tiniest of villages. Ornamented with two cartouches and a sailing ship in the Mediterranean. Latin text on verso.
References: Van den Broecke #128.
The bottom margins are reinforced with old paper on verso. There are several marginal tears, some closed with archival tape. Toned, with a few worm holes, on centerfold. Presentable as is, but would benefit from conservation.