"Pannoniae, et Illyrici Veteris Tabula", Ortelius, Abraham
Subject: Western Balkans
Period: 1590 (dated)
Publication: Theatrum Orbis Terrarum
Color: Hand Color
18 x 14 inches
45.7 x 35.6 cm
Superb historical map of the Dalmatian coast from Italy to Greece. The map is based on Gastaldi's map of South East Europe (1560) and other information from ancient sources, specifically Plinius, Livius, Bonfinius, Dionus and Aurelius Victor. Decorated with three fine strapwork cartouches, and several ships sailing in the Adriatic Sea. Latin text on verso, published in 1592.
References: Van den Broecke #203.
A crisp impression with full original color, very light toning, some printer's ink residue adjacent to title cartouche, and marginal soiling.