"Hollandiae Antiquorum Catthorum sedis Nova Descriptio, Auctore Iacobo A Daventria", Ortelius, Abraham
Period: 1587 (published)
Publication: Theatrum Orbis Terrarum
Color: Hand Color
19.1 x 13.9 inches
48.5 x 35.3 cm
This spectacular map is centered on Amsterdam and shows the region around the Waddenzee. The map is filled with place names and great detail on the fractured land and waterways in this portion of Holland. Decorated with a large strapwork title cartouche, scale of miles with a divider, fancy 16-point compass rose, and the Royal coat of arms. The seas are fully engraved and decorated with sailing ships and a small fishing boat. French text on verso.
References: Van den Broecke #79.
Full original color on watermarked paper with one small stain at left. There is a 1" tear along centerfold at top that has been repaired with old paper on verso, resulting in minute loss of image.