"Pedemontanae Vicinorumque Regionum Auctore Iacobo Castaldo Descrip", Ortelius, Abraham
Subject: Northwestern Italy
Period: 1598 (published)
Publication: Theatrum Orbis Terrarum
Color: Black & White
19.5 x 14.6 inches
49.5 x 37.1 cm
Ortelius based his map of the Piedmont region on the cartography of Giacomo Gastaldi. Milan is in the upper right corner and Monaco is at lower left. The map is a great illustration of the mountainous countryside and is filled with information including even the tiniest of villages. Ornamented with two cartouches and a sailing ship in the Mediterranean. French text on verso, with a visible crack in the plate to the left of the distance scale.
References: Van den Broecke #128.
Watermarked paper with wide, original margins and all edges gilt. A slightly uneven impression with some printer's ink residue.