"Pontus Euxinus. Aequor Iasonio Pulsatum Remige Primum", Ortelius, Abraham
Subject: Black Sea
Period: 1590 (dated)
Publication: Theatrum Orbis Terrarum
Color: Hand Color
19.8 x 14.1 inches
50.3 x 35.8 cm
This map of the Black Sea was made by Ortelius on the basis of modern information presented in Mercator's maps of Southeast Europe, as well as classical sources. It is embellished with strapwork title and scale cartouches. Latin text on verso, published in 1592.
References: Van den Broecke #213; Zacharakis #1623.
A sharp impression with full original color, a printer's crease adjacent to centerfold, and marginal soiling.