"Salisburgensis Iurisdictionis, Locorumque Vicinorum Vera Descriptio Auctore Marco Secznagel Salisburgense", Ortelius, Abraham
Subject: Northwestern Austria
Period: 1592 (published)
Publication: Theatrum Orbis Terrarum
Color: Hand Color
17.1 x 13.3 inches
43.4 x 33.8 cm
This unusual regional map is is oriented to the west and drawn as though on a parchment with its edges curling up to reveal a view of the city beneath it. The cartography is based on Marcus Secznagel. This is the first of Ortelius' maps of the region surrounding Salzburg with the large bird's-eye view of the city in the lower right quadrant. This plate was used for the editions between 1570 and 1595 and was replaced with a much less decorative map in the later editions. It is a superb example of decorative cartography. Latin text on verso.
References: Van den Broecke #107.
Full original color on watermarked paper with one tiny hole adjacent to centerfold at top of image and marginal soiling.