"Germaniae Veteris, Typus", Ortelius, Abraham
Subject: Central Europe, Germany
Period: 1587 (dated)
Publication: Theatrum Orbis Terrarum
Color: Hand Color
18.3 x 14.3 inches
46.5 x 36.3 cm
This is Ortelius' second map of ancient Germany. The region covered takes in all of central Europe from Belgium and France through Poland, to include northern Italy and Hungary. The map is based on the writing of classical authors such as Ptolemy, Caesar and Strabo. It is richly engraved and features four large strapwork cartouches. Latin text on verso, published in 1595.
References: Van den Broecke #200.
Lovely old color with toning along centerfold and foxing primarily confined to blank margins.