"Pedemontanae Vicinorumque Regionum Auctore Iacobo Cataldo Descrip.", Ortelius, Abraham
Subject: Northwestern Italy
Period: 1571 (published)
Publication: Theatrum Orbis Terrarum
Color: Hand Color
19.4 x 14.6 inches
49.3 x 37.1 cm
Ortelius based his map of the Piedmont region on the cartography of Giacomo Gastaldi. Milan is in the upper right corner and Monaco is at lower left. The map is a great illustration of the mountainous countryside and is filled with information including even the tiniest of villages. Ornamented with two cartouches and a sailing ship in the Mediterranean. Latin text on verso.
References: Van den Broecke #128.
A nice impression on watermarked paper with attractive color. There are faint damp stains in top blank margin, several small worm holes in bottom blank margin, and marginal soiling.