"Graeciae Universae Secundum Hodiernum Situm Neoterica Descriptio", Ortelius, Abraham
Period: 1571 (published)
Publication: Theatrum Orbis Terrarum
Color: Hand Color
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 first state. Dutch text on verso.
References: Van den Broecke #146; Zacharakis #1626.
Original color on watermarked paper that has been partially refreshed. There are damp stains in blank margins, just entering map borders in a few spots.