"Regni Hispaniae Post Omnium Editiones Locuplessima Descriptio", Ortelius, Abraham
Subject: Spain & Portugal
Period: 1571 (published)
Publication: Theatrum Orbis Terrarum
Color: Hand Color
19.7 x 15 inches
50 x 38.1 cm
This is a very attractive map of the Iberian peninsula surrounded by stipple engraved seas, in which there are ships and sea monsters. The land is full of cities, mountains and forests. A large strapwork title cartouche and scale of miles with a divider ornament the map. This is the first state, with Latin text on verso.
References: Van den Broecke #25.
A crisp, early impression on paper with Ortelius' common crossed arrows watermark and minor marginal soiling.