Auction 159, Lot 528

"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.

Condition: B+

A crisp impression with full original color, very light toning, some printer's ink residue adjacent to title cartouche, and marginal soiling.

Estimate: $475 - $600

Sold for: $550

Closed on 9/14/2016