"Valentiae Regni, olim Contestanorum si Ptolemaeo, Edetanorum si Plinio Credimus Typus", Ortelius, Abraham
Subject: Eastern Spain
Period: 1584 (dated)
Publication: Theatrum Orbis Terrarum
Color: Hand Color
19.5 x 13.7 inches
49.5 x 34.8 cm
This is Ortelius' second map of the ancient Kingdom of Valencia. Presented in his strong engraving style with a stipple engraved sea, the map is embellished with large strapwork cartouches, a sailing ship and a galley. The map is oriented with north to the right and is filled with detail of hundreds of villages. The cursive lettering for Maris Mediterranei Pars distinguishes this plate from the first plate. French text on verso, published in 1598.
References: Van den Broecke #30.
Wide original margins and all edges gilt with an archivally repaired centerfold separation that enters 5" into map at top and minor show-through of text on verso.