Auction 140, Lot 646

"Illyricum", Ortelius, Abraham

Subject: Balkans

Period: 1573 (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. Dutch text on verso.

References: Van den Broecke #144.

Condition: A

Lovely old color on watermarked paper with light damp stains in the blank margins, just entering map border at right.

Estimate: $350 - $425

Sold for: $250

Closed on 5/23/2012