"Scotiae Tabula", Ortelius, Abraham
Period: 1573 (published)
Publication: Theatrum Orbis Terrarum
Color: Hand Color
18.8 x 14 inches
47.8 x 35.6 cm
Based on Gerard Mercator's eight-sheet wall map of the British Isles from 1564, this folio-sized map of Scotland features numerous place names throughout. Adorned with an elaborate strapwork title cartouche and a small scale of miles cartouche. This is the first state, published in the first Dutch edition in 1573.
References: Van den Broecke #18.1; Moir, p. 24-26, & 164.
Original outline color on watermarked paper with damp stains in blank margins, just entering corners of map. There is some paper weakness in bottom corners of sheet, not affecting map.