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