"Hollandiae Antiquorum Catthorum sedis Nova Descriptio, Auctore Iacobo A Daventria", Ortelius, Abraham
Period: 1598 (published)
Publication: Theatrum Orbis Terrarum
Color: Hand Color
19.3 x 14 inches
49 x 35.6 cm
This spectacular map is centered on Amsterdam and show the region around the Waddenzee. Filled with place names and great detail on the fractured land and waterways in this portion of Holland. Decorated with a large strapwork title cartouche, scale of miles with a divider, fancy 16-point compass rose, and the Royal coat of arms. The seas are fully engraved and decorated with sailing ships and a small fishing boat. French text on verso.
References: Van den Broecke #79.
There are a few light damp stains and a short tear in the blank margins, well away from the map.