"Graeciae Universae Secundum Hodiernum Situm Neoterica Descriptio", Ortelius, Abraham
Period: 1598 (published)
Publication: Theatrum Orbis Terrarum
Color: Black & White
20.3 x 14.3 inches
51.6 x 36.3 cm
This fine map of Greece and its surroundings was based on the work of Giacomo Gastaldi. It is very detailed and includes the islands in the Aegean Sea. The map is embellished by a sailing ship and a large ornate strapwork cartouche. The seas are fully and laboriously stipple engraved. This is the second state, with corrected numerals in the distance scale. French text on verso.
References: Van den Broecke #146; Zacharakis #1626.
A dark impression on watermarked paper with wide, original margins, all edges gilt, and a bit of toning along centerfold.