Auction 153, Lot 560

"Illyricum", Ortelius, Abraham

Subject: Western Balkans

Period: 1584 (published)

Publication: Theatrum Orbis Terrarum

Color: Hand Color

18.8 x 14.6 inches
47.8 x 37.1 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. This is the first state, with Latin text on verso.

References: Van den Broecke #144.

Condition: A

A nice impression with old color on watermarked paper. There is light printer's ink residue at right, an archivally repaired centerfold separation in bottom blank margin, and several short tears in blank margins, far from map.

Estimate: $350 - $425

Sold for: $250

Closed on 5/20/2015