Auction 159, Lot 529

"Illyricum", Ortelius, Abraham

Subject: Western Balkans

Period: 1592 (published)

Publication: Theatrum Orbis Terrarum

Color: Hand Color

18.9 x 14.6 inches
48 x 37.1 cm

Handsome map of the coastal region of Slovenia and Croatia based on the cartography of Johann Sambucus (1572) and Hirschvogel (1565). It is filled with mountains, forests and hundreds of tiny villages and decorated with a strapwork title cartouche. This is the second state, with Latin text on verso.

References: Van den Broecke #144.

Condition: A

Full original color on watermarked paper with minor toning along the centerfold and marginal soiling.

Estimate: $350 - $425

Sold for: $450

Closed on 9/14/2016