"Agri Cremonensis Typus", Ortelius, Abraham
Subject: Northern Italy
Period: 1579 (dated)
Publication: Theatrum Orbis Terrarum
Color: Black & White
19.7 x 13.5 inches
50 x 34.3 cm
Splendid map of the region in northern Italy with the city of Cremona near the center. The map is based on the 1571 map of Antonio Campi. The most striking feature of the map is the huge inset of essentially the same region based on a map by Forlani. The inset is presented in an elaborate strapwork cartouche flanked by medallions, with three additional cartouches at the bottom of the map. French text on verso, published in 1598.
References: Van den Broecke #127.
A dark impression on watermarked paper with all edges gilt, light printer's ink residue, a small abrasion in the left-hand medallion, and a hint of toning along centerfold.