"Austriae Ducatus Chorographia, Wolfgango Lazio Auctore", Ortelius, Abraham
Period: 1571 (published)
Publication: Theatrum Orbis Terrarum
Color: Hand Color
18.5 x 13.4 inches
47 x 34 cm
This handsome map of Austria presents a distorted picture of the course of the rivers Drau, Mur, Gurk and Lavant with numerous spurious lakes. The rivers in the north are much more accurately represented. Oval title cartouche and scale of miles with dividers and a coat of arms adorn the sheet. This is the second state with the addition of the name Stubming fl. added near the center. Latin text on verso.
References: Van den Broecke #105.
A crisp, early impression on paper with Ortelius' common crossed arrows watermark, one spot of foxing at left, and marginal soiling.